Lot 13: Kipling Limited Edition

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

August 13, 2016
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling. London Hodder 1912. Number 497 of 500 copies in the edition de luxe printed on English hand made paper and bound in a limp vellum. and signed by the publisher. With a Norman Lindsay / B P Purcell bookplate. Its inscribed My Dear Friend Basil Purcell Hugh Macintosh Jan 12 1935. Macintosh was a larger than life Sydney figure. He built the Sydney Stadium which was a sporting and entertainment iconic venue until demolished by the government of the day in the name of progress. He was the promoter of one of the most famous boxing bouts ever and he was involved in sporting and entertainment promotions.. The bookplate is clean and larger than most Norman Lindsay plates. The vellum is a little gubby and warped but still good
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