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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

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Description

Step into the lush, verdant realm of The Jungle Book, penned by the literary maestro, Rudyard Kipling. Published originally in 1894, this timeless classic beckons readers to immerse themselves in the heart of the jungle, a place where the law of the land is dictated by nature and survival is an art form.

Kipling's masterful storytelling introduces us to an unforgettable ensemble of characters. Mowgli, the jungle boy, is the heart and soul of The Jungle Book. Raised by a pack of wolves, Mowgli's adventures form the backbone of this epic tale. Joining him in his adventures are Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and the fierce Shere Khan, making up a vibrant cast of The Jungle Book characters that have captured readers' imaginations for generations.

Our edition of The Jungle Book pays homage to both the original book and its various adaptations, including the beloved Disney versions from 1967 and 2016, the 1994 live-action film, and the more recent 2023 sequel, The Jungle Book 2. However, the heart of our edition remains true to Kipling's original manuscript, ensuring you experience the authentic magic of Mowgli's story as Kipling intended.

Beyond the jungle, Rudyard Kipling's larger body of work, including his famous poem 'If', the thought-provoking 'White Man's Burden', and the wisdom-laden 'Gods of the Copybook Headings', have left an indelible mark on literature. His collection, Just So Stories, and other Rudyard Kipling books continue to entertain and inspire readers around the world.

At Kadri Books, we celebrate the enduring legacy of Rudyard Kipling and his timeless classic, The Jungle Book. The beautiful leather-bound edition we offer pays tribute not only to the adventure within the pages but also to the art of storytelling itself. Whether you're a fan of Mowgli, an admirer of Kipling's poems, or a collector of classic literature, our edition of The Jungle Book is a treasure to own.

Immerse yourself in the vivid imagery of the jungle, experience the thrill of Mowgli's journey, and discover why The Jungle Book remains a literary masterpiece, cherished by readers of all ages. Explore our collection at Kadri Books today, and bring home your piece of the jungle.

Materials

Our leatherbound and vintage books are not only captivating reads but also crafted treasures that are a testament to superior craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Each book you receive has been through a rigorous inspection process at every stage to meet our exacting standards. Here are some features that set our books apart:

  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

Taking proper care of your leatherbound and vintage books can significantly extend their lifespan and preserve the beauty of their binding. Here are some general guidelines to ensure your precious books last for generations:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep Books Dry: Leather and humidity don't mix well. Keep your books in a dry, well-ventilated environment to prevent mold growth.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: High heat can dry out the leather, leading to cracks. Room temperature is ideal for your books.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust your books with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, consider a gentle leather cleaner, but always spot-test first.
  • Handle with Clean Hands: Oils and dirt from your hands can damage the pages and leather over time. Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling.

Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.

Specifications

  • Binding: Leather Bound, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints for the highest quality binding
  • Accent: Book accented in 22kt gold
  • Paper: Printed on archival paper with gilded edges
  • Endsheets: The endsheets are of moiré fabric
  • Page Marker: Silk ribbon page marker
  • Spines: Full leather with hubbed spines
  • Illustrations: Illustrations by David Gentleman
  • Print Year: 1980
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