This new bibliography of Rudyard Kipling, the first English-language author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is the first to appear in fifty years. It fully describes 480 first editions, authorized and unauthorized, appearing as books, pamphlets and leaflets from 1881 to 2008 in British India, England, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile. This work also includes 127 books with contributions from Kipling, 17 titles containing prefaces, introductions and forewords by Kipling, and 123 titles printing his private letters.Each of these primary entries, besides describing each edition, also includes information on manuscripts, and important editions in later publishers' series. Significant innovations in this bibliography include the first complete chronological list of all of Kipling's newspaper and periodical appearances, the first examination of all English and American auction sale catalogs with lots of his editions. Further appendices include a chronology of Kipling's life and major works, and titles of biographical studies of Kipling and his immediate family.
The printed volume contains the primary entries, images of bindings and title pages, and ind ices of titles, publishers and persons. The CD-ROM contains all the other sections, with a large number of images, most in color.
David Alan Richards is Secretary of the Grolier Club and the Vice-Chair of the Yale Library Associates and author of Rudyard Kipling:The Books I leave Behind (Yale University Press,2007).