Rare First Edition of Kipling's The Jungle Book Discovered

Posted on April 15, 2010

The BBC reports that a rare first edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has been discovered. The book, discovered at at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, contains a handwritten note by Rudyard Kipling to his daughter Josephine.

The book was found by librarians at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, where Kipling's eldest daughter, Elsie, lived.

The author wrote the inscription to his daughter Josephine, who died in 1899 aged six, said Trust officials.

The book contains an inscription by Rudyard Kipling that says, "This book belongs to Josephine Kipling for whom it was written by her father, May 1894."

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