Kipling, Rudyard. Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses. London: Methuen & Co., 1892. First UK edition. Limited to 30 copies on Japanese paper, of which this is #5. Signed by the publisher. This edition contains the dedication to Wolcott Balestier, seventeen poems from Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses (1890), and twenty-four other poems. Martindell no. 55; Stewart p. 112.
Bound by the Doves Bindery, designed by Cobden-Sanderson, signed on the rear dentelle, "The Doves Bindery, 18 C-S 97." Finely bound in a classic Doves Bindery style in red crushed morocco, with five raised bands on spine, and five of the six compartments lavishly gilt-stamped with an ornate rose leaves and Tudor rose motif, with the title to the 2nd compartment and date ("1892") at the bottom. Covers feature a corner design of three Tudor roses, rose leaves, dots, and gouges, connected with a dual fillet border and small roundels. Inner dentelles with the classic Doves quadruple fillet borders and floral motifs at each corner. All edges gilt. A few very minor spots of wear to corners and offsetting to endpapers.
A Doves binding in incredible condition on an extremely scarce Kipling title. Tidcombe 356; the only Kipling volume that was bound at The Doves Bindery.