Lot 101: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Son of the Wolf. Place Published: Boston and New York. Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Date Published: 1900. Description: (8), 251, (1) pp. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon with tissue-guard. Dark greenish-black cloth stamped in silver. First Edition, First Printing. First printing of London's first book. Identifiable by collation (per BAL) or by two more obvious issue points which have recently been identified: first issue has tipped-in frontispiece, later issues with frontispiece sewn in; first issue has comma after the year (1900) on copyright page, later issues have punctuation corrected with a period. Binding state with small dots on either side of the ampersand in the publisher's spine imprint (no priority established). Jack London bookplate and his clipped signature from a check affixed to front pastedown endpaper. Signed by the author's daughter Becky London on front free endpaper. First printing was only 2028 copies. BAL 11869; Sisson & Martens, p. 1. Slight lean to spine, light wear; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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