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The Kempton-Wace Letters

The Kempton-Wace Letters

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The Kempton-Wace Letters

by [London, Jack] [Strunsky, Anna]

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine. First edition of The Kempton-Wace Letters, by Jack London and Anna Strunsky.. Octavo, [vi], 256pp, [3pp ads]. Green cloth, embellishments stamped in black on cover. Title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint rubbing to spine tips and corners, faint shelf wear. A bright, near fine example. This is the first printing, without the authors' names listed on title page; three pages of ads at the rear; and "Set up and electrotyped May, 1903" on copyright page. (Sisson & Martens 12) (BAL 11875) An attractive example. Jack London (1876-1916) was one of the first American authors to gain international fame and accumulate wealth from his writing. Despite his popularity, London never received any literary awards for his work. London is remembered today through retellings of his stories on film and television, most recently in a movie adaptation of The Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford.


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The Kempton-Wace Letters
[London, Jack] [Strunsky, Anna]
First edition of The Kempton-Wace Letters, by Jack London and Anna Strunsky.
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