Lot 113: Jack London Theft - blue cloth variant

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2015-06-29 14:13:02


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Lot 113: Author: London, Jack. Title: Theft: A Play in Four Acts - blue cloth variant binding, the Willard S. Morse copy. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1910. Description: xii, (2), 272, (2 blank) pp. (Small 8vo), original iridescent blue cloth, spine lettered in black. First Edition, Variant Binding. The play was written for Olga Nethersole, the popular actress, but it was never produced. One of only three plays written by Jack London. BAL 11919; Woodbridge 80; Sisson & Martens, p. 49. From the library of the noted bibliophile, and bibliographer of illustrator Howard Pyle, Willard S. Morse. With his bookplate (designed by Howard Pyle) on the front pastedown and with his collection slip tipped to rear pastedown. A smaller bookplate of a later collector (L. M. Kauffman) also on the front pastedown. Spine sunned, light wear; near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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