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10 Vol. Antique Kipling Swastika Edition circa 1912 - $150 (Rowlett, tx)

condition: excellent
For sale are 10 of Rudyard Kipling’s antique books/volumes published by P.F. Collier. There is no copyright/printing date in these books; however, I found several online sites indicating these volumes were printed around 1909-1912. All books are hardcover with gilt and swastika on spine. These books have been in the family for years and carefully stored. The bindings are secure; no loose or missing pages; and I see no handwriting or other imperfections. I would classify these as pristine considering the age of these books. If you are a collector of classic, antique books, these would be a great additional to your collections.
Included are the following volumes:
I: Plain Tales from the Hills
II: The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories
III: The Light that Failed
IV: Soldiers Three, and Other Stories
V: City of the Dreadful Night
VI: Under the Deodars. American Notes
VII: Story of the Gadsbys, in black and white
VIII: Mine Own People and other stories
IX: Letters of Marque
X: Poems and Ballads/Index
I was also curious about Kipling’s relationship to the swastika and Nazism. According to Wikipedia, Rudyard Kipling was an Anglo-Indian author who lived from 1865 to 1936. He was strongly influenced by the Indian culture. Kipling used a swastika as his personal emblem on the covers and flyleaves of many editions of his books, along with the elephant, signifying his affinity with India. With the rise of Nazism, Kipling ceased to use the swastika.
This is a rare collection of antique books and would be a great additional to your collection. Please let me know if you are interested.

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