Lot 118: Jack London Theft: A Play - Signed First Edition

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Lot 118: Author: London, Jack. Title: Theft: A Play in Four Acts - signed copy. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1910. Description: xii, (2), 272, (2 blank) pp. Maroon cloth with white cloth spine, lettered in white on front cover, in black on spine, top edge gilt. First Edition, First Issue. Signed on the front free endpaper by Jack London, a small photograph of London is tipped to the same leaf. The play was written for Olga Nethersole, the popular actress, but it was never produced. One of only three plays Jack London wrote. Only 990 copies printed. BAL 11919; Sisson & Martens, p. 49. A letter from Russ Kingman, proprietor of the Jack London Bookstore, certifying the authenticity of the signature is included. Head of spine a bit darkened, slight loss to the white lettering and border on front but far less loss than typically encountered; very near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1200-1800
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