Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Aldren Watson. First Doubleday Illustrated Edition. Pictorial boards. 2 vols., 8vos, boards and spine imprinted with golden jungle leaves on a black background, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket by Aldren Watson of a mahout working his elephant, two color frontispieces and ten full-page color illustrations (most laid down) plus numerous intext B&W illustrations, endpapers with "RK" writ large, 253 & 201 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #859
Kipling's marvellous Jungle Books with characters like Mowgli first appeared in England during the mid-1890s. This is, of course, an reprint with handsome illustrations done soon after world war two.
For it to have survived in this Exceptional condition internally and externally is a tale worth telling!