CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-245 [246: blank] [247-248: ads], twenty-two full page illustrations by L. W. Taber, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. First British edition. "Kipling's third attempt to write a long story was made during his residence in the United States, and the background for this novel centers around the deep-sea fishing industry of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The story first appeared in serial form in McCLURE'S MAGAZINE, November, 1896, to May, 1897, with twenty-five illustrations by I. W. Taber, and in PEARSON'S MAGAZINE, December, 1896, to April, 1897, with forty-one illustrations by I. W. Taber and Fred T. Jane ... The American edition, published by the Century Co., and the English, by Macmillan & Co., were both published in 1897. The texts differ from one another in a number of minor details." - Stewart, pp. 149-150. "The work has always been popular in the USA and various versions have been filmed." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 104. Stewart 163. Just a touch of wear to cloth at lower corner tips, a fine copy. A lovely copy of this classic. (#160992).
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