Poetry at Beinecke Library

Rudyard Kipling: 3 Days Only

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on June 1, 2012
Rudyard Kipling: 3 Days Only

Friday, June 1 – Monday, June 4, 2012
Unique 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 WarKipling Collection at the Beinecke Library

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