Jungle Books, The HC (1948 Doubleday) comic books
Tags: Illustrated Book$12.00
1st Printing - Written by Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated by Aldren Watson, Introduction by Nelson Doubleday. Out of the welter of charming or amusing or exciting books for children a few remain enduring enough in their impression to become part of the reader's cultural equipment throughout life. Kipling's "The Jungle Books" is one of these. Here is Mowgli, the wolf boy; Shere Khan, the murderous lame tiger; Toomai, the elephant boy; and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the agile mongoose. Without sentimentality and without scientific pedantry, Kipling has made animals the actors in his jungle dramas which are startling in their beauty and in their revelation of the hidden world of beasts. Hardcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 254 pages, B&W.