Rudyard Kipling: 3 Days Only

June 1, 2012

Rudyard Kipling: 3 Days Only Friday, June 1 - Monday, June 4, 2012Unique opportunity to view treasures from the Beinecke collection. Yale’s Kipling holdings are the most complete in the world and include a number of rare items. The Richards Collection of Rudyard Kipling at the Beinecke Library was assembled and donated by David Alan Richards ‘67, Law ‘72. On view:

  • “Kim” - original edition with very rare dust jacket
  • “The Second Jungle Book” - original edition with very rare dust jacket
  • “If” - one of two known copies of first separate edition, perhaps most widely memorized poem in the English language
  • Objects crafted with images of “The Absent-Minded Beggar,” the poem Kipling wrote in 1899 to raise funds for families of soldiers fighting in the Boer War

Kipling Collection at the Beinecke Library