London: Macmillan and Company, 1908. [Classic seafaring adventure story] FINELY BOUND. Crown octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.vi; 282. Uniform edition, finely bound in an elegant Edwardian binding of half red calf with gilt-decorated spines, cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Modernist bookplate of Thomae Zamoyski. Spine pleasingly sunned otherwise near fine. One of Kipling's more moralistic adventure tales, which tells the story of Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled and perenially annoying son of a railroad magnate. When he falls overboard and is picked up by fishermen, who don't believe the story of his origins, he is forced to work his way back to land. By the time he reaches he shore, and his parents arrive to pick him up, he has become a worthy and industrious young man, meeting the whole checklist of virtues outlined by Kipling in "If" Item #54393
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