Lot 102: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Son of the Wolf. Place Published: Boston and New York. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 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 without small dots on either side of the ampersand in the publisher's spine imprint (no priority established). First printing was only 2028 copies. BAL 11869; Sisson & Martens, p. 1. Slight lean to spine, offsetting to endpaper from dust jacket flaps (jacket no longer present); very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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