Lot 49: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Human Drift - variant binding. 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 on spine only. First Edition. Rare variant without gilt lettering on the front. Neither the BAL or Sisson & Martens discuss this variant, Russ Kingman includes it in his "Collector's Guide to Jack London First Editions." 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. BAL 11972; Sisson & Martens, p. 91. Light wear, erasure and pencil notes on front free endpaper; else fine.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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