Early publication in America
by David Alan Richards
In his 1935 bibliography Anglo-American First Editions 1826-199,
"[d]escribing first editions of English authors whose books were published
in America before their publication in England," I.R. Brussel noted thirteen
works by Kipling which could be so described. |
The list was headed by Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses, published by the United States Book Company in December 1890, in dark purplish red (described by the publisher as "Wine-colored") bevel-edged cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornamentation and gilt-topped page edges.