Lot 48: Jack London The Human Drift first edition

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2015-06-29 14:13:48


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Lot 48: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Human Drift. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1917. Description: (8), 184, (2) + (6) ad pp. Portrait frontispiece of London. (8vo) original reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition. An eclectic mix of his short stories like "Small Boat Sailing," and essays such as "The Human Drift" and an introduction to Two Years Before The Mast. Just over 3,000 copies of this (the first) posthumous London work were printed. Signed on the front free endpaper by the author's daughter Becky London. BAL 11972; Sisson & Martens, p. 91. Minor wear; fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $300-500
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