Lot 180: Our Hawaii, signed by Chamian and Becky London.

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Lot 180: Author: London, Charmain K.; Title: Our Hawaii; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Macmillan Company; Date Published: 1917; Description: xiv, [2], 345, [3] + [4] ad pp. Illustrated from photographs, including frontispiece portrait of Jack London with facsimile signature. Blue cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. First Edition.Written by Jack London's wife. Visits to Hawaii in 1907 and again in 1915 to 1916, right before his early death in 1916. This copy is inscribed by Mrs. London on the front free endpaper; "Dear Jessie: - Here's the yarn, at last: and I know you'll read it for the love story it is. Lovingly, Charmain Gen Ellen, May 31, 1918." This copy is from the library of Becky London, and is signed by her on the half title page. Condition: Some wear and soiling to boards, rubbing at extremities, a few corners slightly bumped; scattered foxing throughout,browning at page edges; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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