Stalky and Co. - Rudyard Kipling 1899 - Macmillan and Co., London - First English Edition “Stalky,’ in their school vocabulary, meant clever, well considered and wily, as applied to plans of action: and ‘stalkiness’ was the one virtue Corkran toiled after.’

Schoolboy japes and mischief abound in this finely bound volume about a trio in an English boarding school, based on Kipling’s own experiences as a young man. An amusing and entertaining novel from one of Britain’s most famous authors.
  Published 12 October 1899, at 6s; 10,000 copies printed. Published shortly after Doubleday & McLure’s American edition of 22 September 1899.

References: OCEL. Richards,
Rudyard Kipling A Bibliography, A145. Martindell, Bibliography of Rudyard Kipling, 77. Livingston, Works of Rudyard Kipling, 216. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Biographical Catalogue, 195. Grolier, Catalogue of the works of Rudyard Kipling, 287. Ballard, My Kipling Collection, CVII(B). Bleiler, Fantastic Literature 277.

Octavo (binding size 20.5x14cm), pp [2] ix [3] 272 [2 publisher’s ads] [2].
  Elegantly bound in half crimson oasis morocco leather over original cloth sides with gilt medallion to upper, spine in six compartments with raised bands lettered in gilt, top edge gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 108532   Price: HK$ 2,300