New York: Alex Grosset & Co., 1899. First American Edition. Attractive copy of this collection, gathering only eight of the original 18 articles and miscellaneous sketches originally published by A.H. Wheeler in Allahabad (1890) without Kipling's permission. Livingston 72. New. Item #55
Octavo (19.5cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in black and red on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; photographic frontispiece portrait, ,5-92,pp, with illustrations by Charles D. Farrand. Hint of sunning to spine, light wear to extremities, with a touch of dustiness to cloth; contents fresh and without foxing, with the decorative elements unrubbed; Near Fine.