Lot 161: Signed by Jack London and 40 other war correspondents

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Lot 161: Heading: (London, Jack) Author: Lynch, George and Frederick Palmer, editors. Title: In Many Wars by Many War Correspondents. Place Published: (Tokyo). Publisher: Tokyo Printing Company. Date Published: (1904). Description: 210 pp. Illustrated with full-page plates from photographs, drawings. (4to) 25. 5x17. 5 cm (10x6¾"), original pictorial printed silk over card covers, decorative tassles. Custom acrylic slipcase. First Edition. With the mounted signatures of Jack London and 40 other war correspondents. A collection of articles and stories by war correspondents, including Jack London, who "were waiting in Tokio to go to the front with the Japanese army . . . the idea was that each should write a short story of one of his most interesting experiences" (from the editors' preface). Proceeds from the sale of the published collection were given to the "Teikoku Gunjin Yengokwai" association for the relief of wounded or deceased soldiers and sailors or their families. A total of 49 contributions, 41 of them with the autograph of the author mounted to the page at the end of their piece. London's contribution to this collection - "A Camera and a Journey" - was also published under a different title in the San Francisco Examiner. Jack London was covering the Russo-Japanese War for the Hearst newspapers. Also signed inside the front cover by Becky London, Jack London's daughter. BAL 11883; Woodbridge 953 . Some wear and soiling to covers; a bit of light soiling within; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $2500-3500
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