Lot 43: Jack London The Game Inscribed First Edition

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PBA Galleries

2015-06-29 14:13:52

Lot 43: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Game - inscribed by the author. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1905. Description: 182 + (6) ad pp. 6 color plates, including the frontispiece by Henry Hutt and T. C. Lawrence. (8vo) original decorative green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in red, cover stamped in white and brown, top edge gilt. First Edition, Second Issue. Inscribed on the front pastedown endpaper: "Dear Johannes - Affectionately yours, Jack London. Glen Ellen, Sonoma Co. , Calif. July 22, 1905." Second issue with the magazine rubberstamp on the copyright page. Rubberstamp approximately 1/16" in height (another variant of the second issue, without established priority, has a 3/32" stamp). BAL 11886; Sisson & Martens, p. 23. Wear and soiling to cloth, front hinge starting; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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