With a Clipped Signature and Jack London Bookplate
The Cruise of the Snark
Notes: London's popular account of an ill-fated two-year voyage to the South Pacific in a poorly-built 43-foot sailboat.
BAL 11929. 340 pages, plus a color frontispiece. Illustrated with more than 100 half-tone photographs.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with no later printings indicated). A very good copy with some shelf wear and a bit of spine lean. Front hinge cracking at the bottom inch. With Jack London's bookplate mounted to the front pastedown and below that, a clipped signature from a Jack London letter. Both of these were likely added by a later collector. With a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. This copy includes a price-clipped, mostly-complete dust jacket, held together with Japanese tissue at all the folds. The rear panel has two open tears. Nevertheless, scarce in any jacket and nicely augmented with a signature and a bookplate.
Publication: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911.
Item No: #362082