Kipling, Rudyard. The Absent Minded Beggar. London: Daily Mail. Reprint. Elephant Folio. Unbound. Printed Handkerchief. Good+. Blue printed handkerchief on cotton, approximately 480mm x 490mm in size, n.d. c.1901.
Slightly creased, a couple of small spots of foxing, but generally fairly clean.
With portraits of Lord Roberts and Queen Victoria, a map of South Africa, the poem by Kipling and the music to accompany the poem by Arthur Sullivan.
It was published by the Daily Mail to benefit the dependants of soldiers fighting in the Boer War and was very successful, raising over £250,000.
Schoeser, Printed Handkerchiefs, No. 30