Kipling, Rudyard. The Absent Minded Beggar. ill. Caton Woodville, R. London: Daily Mail, 1899. First Edition. Atlas Folio. Unbound. Printed Handkerchief. Good. Colour printed handkerchief on linen, approximately 580mm x 610mm in size.
Ex-library (Bodleian), with ink stamp to reverse, edges slightly frayed, a couple of patches of discolouring, but generally quite bright.
Produced by the Daily Mail to help support dependants of soldiers fighting in the Boer War.
A later handkerchief with a different design, which was issued for the same purpose, but printed in blue only, with music written by Sir Arthur Sullivan to accompany the poem, is well known