MONTBLANC Homage to Rudyard Kipling (A Tribute to If) 2019 Writers Limited Edition LE 1895 Fountain Pen. 18K 750 Medium (M) nib engraved with an elephant. If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work. He is most famous for''The Jungle Book (1894)'', If (1895) and Kim (1901). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Henry James said:''Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known''. The Montblanc Writers Edition takes its main inspiration from Kipling's "The Jungle Book". The overall shape is inspired by the Ankus of''the King's Ankus'' story from the second jungle book. The engraving on cap top ring and cone ring are quotes from Rudyard Kiplings autobiography Something of Myself (1937). The champagne tone gold coated skeleton overlay on the cap (monkey) is inspired by the story''Koa's hunting'' from The Jungle Book, which is a short story featuring Mowgli and the monkeys.
The pattern on the barrel depicts tecture of a tiger, which refers to Shere Kahn. The''jungle'' green colour is inspired by the cover of the book's first U. Edition, with the clip taking inspiration from the wolf pack.The engraving of cold lairs (an abondoned human city from the Jungle Book) on the cap is inspired by the city Chittogarph which Kipling visited. The cap top is finished with the Montblanc emblem in mother of pearl and the edition is limited to 1895 pieces worldwide as a reference to the year 1895 when the poem''If'' was written as a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The 18kt gold nib is engraved with an elephant as a reminder of the cover of the Jungle Book. First time having full skeleton overlay on both cap and barrel on a WE limited edition, The 2011 Carlo Collodi has a skeletonized cap only (not the body). The concerned pen comes in still factory sealed condition (10/10) with all original boxes, papers and packaging. One of Rudyard Kiplings best-loved works is the poem If, which he wrote in 1895 for his son John. Translated into over 30 languages, its opening words are recognised all over the world. Alternate lines of the poem being with if and describe situations that require classic virtues such as patience, honesty, reason and a sense of perspective. Its wisdom still rings true today. If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you. But make allowance for their doubting too. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting. Or being lied about, dont deal in lies. Or being hated, dont give way to hating.
And yet dont look too good, nor talk too wise. If you can dreamand not make dreams your master.If you can thinkand not make thoughts your aim. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster. And treat those two impostors just the same. If you can bear to hear the truth youve spoken. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools.
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. And stoop and build em up with worn-out tools. If you can make one heap of all your winnings. And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss. And lose, and start again at your beginnings.
And never breathe a word about your loss. If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew. To serve your turn long after they are gone. And so hold on when there is nothing in you. Except the Will which says to them: Hold on!If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue. Or walk with Kingsnor lose the common touch. If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. If all men count with you, but none too much.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute. With sixty seconds worth of distance run. Yours is the Earth and everything thats in it. Andwhich is moreyoull be a Man, my son! We use only high quality materials such as double wall cardboard boxes, extra large buble wrap, polypropylene packaging tape, pvc pipe with high resistance.
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