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Rudyard Kipling

RUDYARD KIPLING d1936. English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work. His works of fiction include ; The Jungle Book (1894) / Kim (1901) and many short stories including ; "The Man Who Would be King" (1888). His poems include ; Mandalay (1890) / Gunga Din (1890) / The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919) / The White Man's Burden (1899) and "If" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story ; his children's books are classics of children's literature. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the British Empire, in both prose and verse during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureatship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined. His subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age. He died in London aged 70 on January 18th 1936


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A desirable original vintage circa 1930s page, clearly signed in ink by Rudyard Kipling



From the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 


12x5.5cm Sized Page

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed


Average. View Images. Page has been affixed to a secondary autograph book page


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