Rewards and Fairies - Rudyard Kipling 1910 - Macmillan and Co, London - First Edition ‘If you can keep your head when all about you are loosing theirs and blaming you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too.....
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, and – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!’

A handsomely bound copy of this charming collection of (occasionally fantastical and supernatural) stories and verse, many of them set in the surroundings of Kipling’s Sussex home, and perfectly capturing the myth and mystery of the English countryside. Includes the tales ‘
The Marklake Witches’ and ‘Simple Simon’, together with Kipling’s beloved poem, ‘If’, which made its first appearance in this collection, and was later voted Britain’s favourite poem.

With four full page black and white illustrations by Frank Craig.
  Published 4 October 1910, at 6s; 25,000 copies printed.
References: Richards A242. Martindell 125. Livingston 341. Stewart 329. Grolier 417. Ballard CXLII(A). Bleiler,
Fantastic Literature 344.

Octavo (21 x 14 cm). pp [2] xii 338 [10 publisher’s ads].
  Elegantly hand-bound in full red oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt border to covers, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's original cloth spine and cover bound in at rear.   Condition: Near fine, some light spots, in fine binding   Ref: 108514   Price: HK$ 2,800