Dear Lady, 6. Jan. 1891. 1891.


Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. Dear Lady, 6. Jan. 1891.

Dear Lady, 6. Jan. 1891. 1891.

Holograph letter from Rudyard Kipling addressed to "Dear Lady", dated January 6, 1891 on Grand Hotel, Brighton [England] letterhead. Includes four pen & ink illustrations by Kipling including an old man on the arm of a young lady; a dog in a plush coat; a minstrel with a banjo; and two dogs behind a curtain with their tails sticking out. The "Lady" unidentified but appears to be written to an American recipient. Text of letter begins: "Dear Lady- Yah!--Those be my first and intemperate thoughts. I've been dancing in the sun like a newly hatched butterfly". Signed at end: "Best love to you all three, Ruddy".

1 sheet ([4] p.) ; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm.

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...

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