CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: A STORY OF THE GRAND BANKS. New York: The Century Co., 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1-323 [324-326: blank], twenty-one plates with illustrations by L. W. Taber, original pictorial gray green cloth, front panel stamped in red, black and gold, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in black, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. First American 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 164. Neat 1897 Christmas gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, lower front corner tips lightly rubbed, upper front corner tip lightly bumped, a nearly fine copy. A lovely copy of this classic. (#164553).
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