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Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud by  Frederic Franklyn Van de Water - Presumed 1st trade. Same date title and copyright pages. - 1937 - from Hedgehog's Whimsey Books (SKU: Alibris.VT0540009501)

Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud

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Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud

by Van de Water, Frederic Franklyn

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Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner. Light spine cork. Inscribed "Aunt Mary from Dr. Gra
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New York.: A John Day book / Reynal & Hitchcock., 1937. Presumed 1st trade. Same date title and copyright pages.. Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner. Light spine cork. Inscribed "Aunt Mary from Dr. Grace Burnett, March 16, 1938". Light spine end wear.. Orion, Vrest (Book Designed by), and Custer, Bernadine (Illustrated by).. 1 First edition. Red sealed cloth over boards. Gold spine titles. Brown and off-white jacket, illustrated. 6 p. l., 15-119 p. 22 cm. B&W Line art plates. Told for the first time, 40 years after author Rudyard Kipling and his family hurriedly left their home in Vermont, this story fills some blank pages in Kipling's life story. Author Fredric Van de Water had heard the true account from Kipling's brother-in-law, Beatty Balestier, which followed smoldering tensions and a public trial. Inserted, a color Dexter Press post card, unused, depicting the Kipling home, "Naulakha", built in 1891, in Dummerston, near Brattleboro, VT. The Kiplings left in 1896, never to return. Several of Kipling's writings were put to paper in the Vermont home.


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Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud
Van de Water, Frederic Franklyn
Orion, Vrest (Book Designed by), and Custer, Bernadine (Illustrated by).
Hard cover
Book condition
Used - Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner. Light spine cork. Inscribed "Aunt Mary from Dr. Gra
Quantity available
Presumed 1st trade. Same date title and copyright pages.
A John Day book / Reynal & Hitchcock.
Place of Publication
New York.
Date published
Orion, Vrest, book designer|Custer, Bernadine, artist|Kipling's brother-in-law, Beatty Balestier
Bookseller catalogs
New Hampshire; Vermont;

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About Hedgehog's Whimsey Books

Hedgehog's Whimsey Books was born in a random moment when I decided to become a used books seller. Beginning in 2001, I apprenticed myself with a longtime pro in the next town, hoping to learn her secrets. She encouraged my free help but was wary of sharing all those secrets. Nonetheless, she turned me loose when she felt I would not embarrass her; she was impressed, finding I actually knew something about books and authors and styles. I am still learning, and I am having a good time with the random avalanches of books to be recycled into good homes, one by one. Inventory has mounted: my mother downsized her 7,000-plus library, and we (my Geezer and I) went to library book sales, yard emporiums on weekends, estate dispersals, and added the books my kids left behind, wanting to stock their own shelves anew. Some folks simply tooled down our dirt road and left boxes on our porch. Myself? Well, I am also a photographer, journalist, curious stuff collector, avid reader, writer, editor, small-time publisher, and online pontificator. At Hedgehog Enterprises, I do "Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains", established in 1991. Since I have the smallest brain (by unpopular vote), I am the Head Hedgehog. Do I specialize in particular genres? I thought I did, but my barn has lots of Geezer-built shelves, and we have many interests, so topics vary, as do book conditions and editions. I try to describe such, and sometimes have too much fun as I poke along. There is no charge for the therapy of browsing, folks, so find my sites and stay awhile. If a purchase results, know that the tax collector in Newport, New Hampshire, may get a pleasant surprise. Or, I may buy a few more apple cider donuts or sweet potatoes. No pressure. Hedgehogs do have yearnings. If you should visit by chance or by appointment, enjoy our old New Hampshire farmhouse location alongside the Sugar River and its companion recreation Rail Trail, nearby two historic railroad covered bridges just off Chandlers Mill Road. Feel welcome. -- Lucy G Wells, proprietor.


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