Rudyard Kipling

English writer, 1865-1936

"Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including ""The Man Who Would Be King"" (1888). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature."

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Kipling, Rudyard

Engl. Schriftsteller und Nobelpreisträger (1865-1936). ALS Vermont. 8vo. 2 Seiten.
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To the American author William H. Rideing (1853-1918): "[...] I am in receipt of yours of the 18th instant suggesting a 2000-2500 w[ord] article for the Companion. Now that I have seen some of the mothers of the youths who read the paper I may perhaps be able to come nearer to its demands. It is very difficult for me to invent notions but I find in my notebooks the story of a young apprentice in the repairing shops of the E.I.R. [East Indian Railways] our Great Indian railroad. We will suppose he is 18 or 19 - sketch the life of the railway community and a railway town in India (Bengal) and make him mend and bring in, on one piston, a broken down loco.

in flood time, as he is travelling to a volunteer rifle match. The tale would introduce the country-bred white of the Indian RR's - a parsee engine driver and so on - all the difference that there is between an American + an Indian line. I should prefer 3500 w[ords] to turn in but if you find that does not meet your approval kindly let me know and we will try something else. I used to know something of our Indian railway line. It’s community apart. Very many thanks for Sir E[dwin] Arnolds Jungle Life series. I am doing a set of tales on the same subject more or less for St Nicholas, giving the Jungle people’s views of mankind [...]“. - Kipling's works of fiction include "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the "Just So Stories" (1902), "Kim" (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date..

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist (1865-1936). Autograph letter signed. Bateman's, Burwash, Sussex. 8vo. 3½ pp. (54 lines) on embossed folded sheet.
$ 3,275 / 2.800 € (49579/BN34018)

To John Pearson, the house master of his son John (known as "Jack") at Wellington College. John had not been well through much of 1913 and Kipling is seeking advice after another trip to the doctor: "Just back from town after taking John to the doctor for the third time! He says that the boy can't go back to school yet as there is local poisoning consequent on a discharge from the nose after the operation, which is infective. We have not been able to get rid of this trouble and I hope to take him up again on Friday [...]".

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist (1865-1936). Autograph letter signed. Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham and Sussex. Small 8vo. 1½ pp. With autogr. envelope.
$ 3,509 / 3.000 € (62302/BN45496)

"Dear old mon | Been deep all this afternoon in 'Wisdom's Daughter' for which a thousand thanks. As for its 'the vitality of the I am' thing that dumbfounds me. I've been enjoying a set-back of about a fortnight - or you'd have heard from me long ago. I'm better now, but nothing to sing about - yet. Can you come for lunch next Tuesday? [...] I'd dearly love to see you. Ever |Rudyard." - On headed paper. - From the collection of Diana Herzog.

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist (1865-1936). Autograph letter signed. The Elms, Rottingdean, Nr Brighton. Oblongs small 8vo. 2 pp.
$ 4,094 / 3.500 € (62303/BN45497)

To John Hays Hammond: "[...] I wish to goodness you could give me a small hint, as to how, with my pen, I could contrive to most good to Rhodes in his fight 'South under'. Sometimes I think an interview and sometimes a poem would be best, but I'm blowed if I precisely know, please enlighten me [...]. Best regards to you and Mrs. Hammond. I am as ever / Rudyard Kipling". - John Hays Hammond was an American mining engineer who worked for Cecil Rhodes. In 1896 he reported that there was no gold in Mashonaland or Matabeleland.

This played a role in encouraging the Jameson Raid, an abortive raid on the Transvaal. Kipling met him on board a ship leaving from Southampton. - On headed paper; the corners are rounded, but otherwise very fine; slightly browned. - From the collection of Diana Herzog..

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist (1865-1936). Autograph letter signed (RK"). Bateman's, Burwash, Sussex. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 994 / 850 € (62368/BN45613)

To Walter Creighton: "We were afraid it was something of that kind, as we haven't seen anything of your activities for so long. It's good to know that you are better [...]". - Walter Creighton (1878-1958) was a son of Mandell Creighton, Bishop of London, and Louise Creighton, "who was one of Robert von Glehn's daughters. He gave up training to be a doctor to train as a singer; he gave the first performance of Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel in 1904 and also had a minor career as an actor. After various personal crises, he served with distinction in the First World War, and was awarded the Military Cross.

He developed into an excellent organiser, and in 1924 organised the Pageant of Empire at Wembley Stadium; in 1934, he devised and organised the Pageant of Parliament at the Royal Albert Hall. In after years, he moved to Antibes" (Valerie Langfield: Roger Quilter. His Life and Music. Woodbridge, The Boydell Press, 2002, p. 287). - On headed paper..

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist, Nobel laureate (1865-1936). Autograph letter signed. Grand Pump Room Hotel, Bath. 8vo. 1½ pp. on 2 ff.
$ 2,925 / 2.500 € (72692/BN46691)

To the Pupils of Deer Lodge School, Mayerthorpe, Alberta. Kipling thanks the pupils profusely for the custom-made calendar and place mats they sent him. He also discusses the difficulties the extreme weather conditions and their effect upon the 75 head steers on his property (Bateman's, a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England, where Kipling lived from 1902 to his death in 1936). Signed "Rudyard Kipling." - From the Collection of Diana Herzog.

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Kipling, Rudyard

English poet and novelist, Nobel laureate (1865-1936). 2 autograph letters signed. [Cannes]. 8vo. Altogether (½+½ =) 1 p. on 4 ff.
$ 1,404 / 1.200 € (73833/BN47727)

To one Monsieur Custot, apologizing for not being able "to meet" him "without delay", since "my health at present is not of the best" (April 10). "You must forgive me for not having acknowledged your kind letter and your study of the Eighteenth Century, which you were so good as to send me some days ago; but I confess that I have been merely enjoying this air and sunshine, and have done nothing whatever. He is an interesting scoundrel, your hero-adventurer, and, like all scoundrels, from the Chevalier Faublas to Casanova, he seems to be rewarded with all the good things of life.

I do not find that just - - even in fiction [...]" (April 23). - Each letter with lithographed letterhead "Grand Hotel Californie | Cannes"..

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Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), Schriftsteller. E. Brief mit U. Wohl Waite (Vermont), 2. Juli 1896. 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8°. Mit e. adr. Kuvert. – An Captain Richard Trench Kirkpatrick (1865–1898) in Tipperary, der ihm die Anfrage eines jungen Lesers seines „Dschungelbuchs“ und ebenso ein von diesem verfaßtes Gedicht über Mowgli weitergeleitet hatte: „[...] I am always very much interested in the workings of a child’s mind (having two of my own) and I can sympathize with your young mans irritation (noble and poetic) [...] Give him my best salaams and tell him to sing his things out loud to himself if he wants to make them fit [...]“. – Kiplings berühmtes „Jungle Book“ war 1894 erschienen, „The Second Jungle Book“ im Jahr darauf. Captain Kirkpatrick diente im 100. Regiment (Royal Canadians) und starb 1898 während einer Expedition in Dufile (Uganda). – Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Adresse und stellenweise (in den unbeschriebenen Teilen) unbedeutend fleckig.


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To the Lecture Agency Ltd.: "I'm sorry to say that I have neither the time nor the powers for lecturing anywhere or on any subject whatever [...]". - On Savile Club stationery; small traces of handling.


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