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, preceded by a copyright 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. 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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