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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1900)
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J A Limited Edition Specially Prepared for Readers of J
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conceived the idea that the American newspapers should form a syndicate and
issue an edition of the works of RUDYARD KIPLING , the greatest of newspaper
men since the world began , which would fully preserve his writings and be pro
duced at such a price that it could go into every English-reading family on this
By Printing an Edition of a Million Gopies
the cost of the paper , printing and binding could be reduced to a minimum. By
further eliminating all profits of middlemen and the newspapers themselves dis
tributing it the coat could be reduced over one-half , so that the subscriber might
get it at a price any one could afford.
The newspapers of this country had made Kipling's name a household word ;
they had , by reprinting his wonderful stories and inimitable verses , created a
popular demand for his works which only such an edition would satisfy. It was a
public duty they owed their readers to put in force the plan thus conceived.
This plan has been fully carried out in the most perfect manner by one of the largest publishing houses in the country ,
acting merely as an agent for the newspapers , and the result is ten neat volumes which contain the works that made Mr.
Kipling famous. The set is as follows :
Vol. 1. "The Light That Failed. " His first and most famous novel.
Vol. 2. "In Black and White , "Under the Deodars , " and Eight Short Stories. Reprint of First Indian edition
held at $24 per copy.
Vol. 8. "Story of the Gadsbys , " and Nine Other Stories.
Vol. 4. "Departmental Ditties" and "Barrack Room Ballads , " including The Vampire , Recessional and Sup
Vol. 5. "Soldiers Three. " Reprinted from the first edition of 1888 , that now sells at $65.
Vol. 6. "American Notes. " Sixteen Chapters , describing his trip across the Continent.
Vol. 7. "Mine Own People. " Many of his very best stories.
Vol. 8. "Wee Willie Winkie , " and Four Other Stories of children. The first edition now held at $24 per copy.
Vol. 9. "The Phantom Rickshaw. " "The City of Dreadful Night. " and Three Other Stories.
Vol. 10. "Plain Tales from the Hills. " Thirty-nine Stories.
Description of This Charming Ten-Volume Set of His Works.
In size it is unique , a tall 10mo the 12mo size is too large for the pocket and this "just fits. " The type is large and made
especially for this edition. The paper is the finest used in book work , the ink is the best , and the presswork is so carefully and
daintilv done that each page is a typographical delight to the eye. The set contains nearly 8,000 pages.
The bindings of this edition are something new in bookmaking , a patent thread sewing whereby the same effect is obtained
as in the cross-stitching of the Oxford Teacher's Bible , so that it can be opened the full width and bent back until the covers
meet , without straining it.
Thn cloth edition is daintily bound in delicately tinted linen , half-flexible , which will wear like iron. The limp lambskin is
a veritable Edition de Luxe.
THE CONSERVATIVE will send by mall or express , from New York , to any of its subscribers in the United States ,
the set of ten volumes , beautifully bound in delicately tinted cloth , all charges prepaid , for $2,00 ,
For those desiring a finer edition for library use , the work has been very attractively bound in red cloth ,
full gilt back , gilt top , with title page in two colors and frontispiece in each volume for $8.50.
Also a Presentation Edition , suitable for a birthday or wedding present , very handsomely bound in soft
lambskin , can be obtained for $5.00.
All editions sent by mail or express. All charges prepaid.
No orders will be accepted from foreign countries or booksellers , and THE CONSERVATIVE reserves the
right to withdraw this offer at any time , without notice , and return the money sent it.
THE CONSERVATIVE , Nebraska City , Neb.
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