Soldiers Three, Story of the Gadsbys by Rudyard Kipling 1912
The Story of the Gadsbys
In Black and White
Review of Reviews Co., 1912
Published by Doubleday Page Co.
For Review of Reviews Co.
The binding is cracking, but in acceptable condition. The pages are clean but lightly tanned and there is a bookplate and a name written on the front end paper. The cover has a small amount of wear and fading. Acceptable. Hardcover.
Many older editions of Rudyard Kipling's books have a swastika printed on their covers associated with a picture of an elephant carrying a lotus flower, reflecting the influence of Indian culture. Kipling's use of the swastika was based on the Indian sun symbol conferring good luck and the Sanskrit word meaning "fortunate" or "well-being". Once the Nazis came to power and usurped the swastika, Kipling ordered that it should no longer adorn his books. (#0000474)