The Jungle Book. Illustrated in Colour by Maurice & Edward Detmold. London: Macmillan,1922. Sixth Impression. Pp vii, 314. Maroon cloth boards, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Neat gift inscription to front free endpaper. A very good copy.
With sixteen plates in colour by prolific Victorian book illustrators & twin brothers Maurice & Edward Detmold.
The Jungle Book was first published in book form in 1894; this edition with the Detmold illustrations was first published in 1908. Kipling's classic tale featuring Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, and the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves.