Rudyard Kipling’s Verse

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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Title: The Definitive Edition of Rudyard Kipling’s Verse
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Year of publication: 1966 reprint
Place of publication: London
Ownership: Secondhand      kiplingfront
General comments: My husband, John Prescott, was a secondhand book seller and the house is full of books – both his own accumulations and books that were intended for the shop. I am now going through it all and selecting which books I want to keep and which should find a home where they will be read and loved.
This Kipling I shall probably keep because of its inscription. There was also a name (there is a vague B remaining), which has been rubbed out vigorously.
Transcription of inscription:
East is East and West is West
and never the twain shall meet

they didn’t: here’s the proof
B[rubbed out]

IN MEMORIAM HENRICI FENWICKI
Submitted by: ariadne van de ven

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