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LOT 3121
LOT 3121
KIPLING FAMILY COLLECTION. - Stephen CRANE. Wounds in the Rain. London: Methuen & Co., 1900. First UK edition, inscribed by Cora Crane to Rudyard Kipling, 8vo (191 x 121mm.) (Browning to pastedowns, light spotting to preliminaries.) Original red cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine (fading to spine, soiling to margins). Note: the inscription reads 'To Rudyard Kipling Esq., Compliments of Cora Crane'. Crane was an admirer of Kipling's work and it's possible they met when Kipling lived in America. However, the Crane's also lived in Oxted, England, when Stephen was sent to Europe on assignments as war correspondent. Cora accompanied him and, writing under the name 'Imogene Carter' is now considered to be the first female war correspondent. They were befriended by members of the Fabian society, as well as H.G. Wells and Joseph Conrad. Stephen died of tuberculosis at a sanatorium in Germany, aged twenty-eight. Provenance: Rudyard Kipling (bookplate to front pastedown). - And a collection of forty-one further volumes with an association to the Kipling and the Macdonald family (including 'A Pinchbeck Goddess', 1897, 8vo, inscribed by Alice M. Fleming ['Trix' Kipling, Rudyard's sister] and with the ownership name of 'Alice Kipling', the author's mother); and 'Rewards and Fairies', 1910, 8vo, with an ownership inscription of 'Trix Fleming'; and Angela Thirkell's 'The Brandons', 1939, 8vo, inscribed by Thirkell to her 'Darling Aunt Trix' [Thirkell was a cousin of Rudyard and 'Trix'], with a framed photograph of Thirkell as a child; and books with ownership inscriptions of Helen, Edith, Margaret and Florence Macdonald, and volumes owned and inscribed by Kipling's cousin, Julius F. Macdonald, and several volumes about the family.
Hammer price: £900
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LOT 3122
LOT 3122
RUDYARD KIPLING. - Ian HAMILTON. Listening for the Drums. London: Faber and Faber, 1944. First edition, with an a.l.s. to Alice 'Trix' Kipling, 8vo (218 x 126mm.) Portrait frontispiece, numerous photographic illustrations. (Toning.) Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine (slight fading to spine). Note: Ian Hamilton and 'Trix', Rudyard's younger sister, were dancing partners in Simla and Calcutta in 1886-87, and later. There remained an ongoing intimacy between the two and Hamilton refers to her in the book itself. The 14 line letter reads, in part: 'Dearest Trix, in posting you this copy of 'Listening for the Drums' my heart tells me that I am returning to my dancing partner of long ago a bit of the precious little self. There are all sorts of things scattered through these reminiscences - mostly rubbish, but the titbits, the best bits, the bits that will be quoted, come from you and what you told me about Ruddy and his great dividing line between verses and poetry. I should love to see you again...'. Provenance: Alice Kipling (inscribed to by the author verso the title-page).
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