Lot 112: Jack London Tales of the Fish Patrol variant binding

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Lot 112: Author: London, Jack. Title: Tales of the Fish Patrol - rare variant binding. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1905. Description: 243, (1), + (3) ad pp. 7 plates by George Varian; map of San Francisco Bay. (8vo) original red cloth decorated in a darker red, black, and gilt, front cover lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Variant binding, radically different from the regular issue and not mentioned by the BAL, Woodbridge, Sisson & Martens, or Russ Kingman. Possibly a binding for the Christmas market, with leafy designs and a young boy and young girl pictured reading. BAL 11887; Sisson & Martens, p. 25. Spine faded, light wear, partial remains of a previous owner's book label on front pastedown, erasure on front free endpaper; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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