Hymn Before Action by Rudyard Kipling 1st / 1st 1914
Published by Methuen in 1914 this is a 8vo printed single folded card (17 x 11cm approx) comprising title with floral borders and advertisment to rear printed in black. This is a very good + copy. The left side of the front panel has a strip of light browning. Otherwise it is very well preserved with no other marks.
The poem Hymn Before Action was originally published in Kipling's collection of poetry 'The Seven Seas' in 1896. A scarce ephemeral item perhaps printed and circulated to improve patriotism / military resolve