Female of the species
|Creator:||Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936|
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Two copies of the Kipling poem, The female of the species, one a broadside, the other on page 11 of the November 1911 issue of the Ladies' home journal.
The design of both items is the same; the 13-stanza poem is printed on the right side of the page and a photograph of Kipling is printed on the left side. Borders and ornaments are the same, and "Copyright, 1911, by Rudyard Kipling" appears below the poem in both versions.
The broadside, printed on one side only, measures 40 x 27 cm and is printed in brown and green. It was evidently printed as a trial copy before it was published in the magazine, perhaps in Philadelphia, but the publisher is unidentified.
The poem as it appears in the magazine (which was published in Philadelphia by the Curtis Publishing Company) measures 42 x 29 cm and is printed in black .
Two things were changed from the earlier version to the later one. In the poem's second stanza, the word "wiggle" in the trial copy was changed to "wriggle" in the magazine and, in the photograph accompanying the poem, the cigarette in Kipling's hand in the trial copy was changed to a cigar when the poem appeared in the Ladies' home journal. The reason for the latter change was that at the time the magazine was waging a war against the smoking of cigarettes.
Accompanied by the bookseller's description (1 sheet; 11 x 16 cm).
2 items : portrait ; 42 x 29 cm or smaller.
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