Lot 20: Jack London Burning Bright rare binding variant

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Lot 20: Author: London, Jack. Title: Burning Bright. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1910. Description: (6), 361, (1) + (12 (with 1 blank)) ad pp. Illustrated with 8 plates by W. Morgan. (8vo) original blue cloth lettered in white, cover illustrated in blue and yellow. First Edition. BAL second printing, with three blank leaves following ad at rear, but the BAL also ponders if the their first printing, with a single blank leaf following ads, constitutes an advance printing. Rare second state of binding imprint with "The Macmillan Company" in a three lines of type. A bank check from Jack London, in the amount of $1. 00, made payable to G. J. Griffith, is tipped to the front endpaper. BAL 11918; Sisson & Martens, p. 47. Light wear; previous owner's small label affixed to the rear of the frontispiece, slight separation in gutter between frontispiece and preceding leaf; near fine. 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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