Lot 78: Author: London, Jack. Title: The People of the Abyss. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1903. Description: xiii, (1), 319, (1) + (3) ad pp. Frontispiece, plates and other illustrations from photographs by the author. (8vo) original gray-blue cloth stamped in black and gilt, top edge gilt. First Edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Jack London's daughter Becky London: "For Wayne - Sincerely Becky London. The pictures were all taken by Daddy. He used to do all his own developing." London's investigative journalism while living in the slums of East London. Only 3982 copies of the first edition printed. BAL 11877; Sisson & Martens, p. 15. Slight lean to spine, light wear and soiling to cloth; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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