Lot 135: Autograph Letter Signed by Jack London, to Daniel Murphy

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PBA Galleries

2015-06-29 14:12:44

Lot 135: Author: London, Jack. Title: Autograph Letter Signed by Jack London, to Dan (undoubtedly literary agent Daniel Murphy), regarding manuscripts he had submitted, and with reference to Anna (Strunsky). Place Published: Piedmont, CA. Date Published: Jan. 27, 1902. Description: 27 lines, on plain sheet of writing paper. 28x21 cm (11x8½"), matted and framed with a photograph of London writing in a garden. Overall 55x34. 5 cm (21¾x13¾"). Jack London writes to Daniel Murphy, a literary agent who promoted manuscripts abroad as well in the United States, regarding some manuscripts he had sent him, and the return of same: "Dear Dan - 'Amateur Night' and your kind letter came to hand all right. Concerning 'These Bones Shall Rise Again,' I have the following data: Sent to you 2 copies of same on December 30, 1901 - one copy for England, & one for U. S. English copy returned to me. . American copy not yet returned. ." He closes by writing "Say hello to Anna for me. I dispatched her some manuscript the other day, but was in too great haste to enclose a line. Jack London." This would certainly be Anna Strunsky, London's longtime friend (and sometime lover?), with whom he co-wrote "The Kempton-Wace Letters," and the manuscript he refers to is quite possibly his contribution to the book. Fine condition. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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