Lot 18: Author: London, Jack. Title: Before Adam. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1907. Description: vii, (1), 242 + (4) ad pp. Color frontispiece and 7 color plates by Charles Livingston Bull, double-page inserted map. (8vo) original light brown cloth lettered in red and white, cover illustration of footprints in dark brown and gray; edges untrimmed. First Edition. This copy with the rubberstamp of Vanguard Films on endpapers and title page, and the label of Joyce-Selznick Limited, the first Los Angeles talent agency. London's first foray into science-fiction, a novel of prehistoric life. BAL 11903; Sisson & Martens, p. 33. Spine sunned and leaning, light wear, front hinge starting; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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