Item #5470 JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London. Jack London.
JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London
JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London
JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London
JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London
JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London

JACK LONDON'S TALES OF ADVENTURE; Edited by Irving Shepherd / [facsimile signature of] Jack London

Garden City, New York: Hanover House, 1956. B&W Photos. First Thus. Cloth. Small thick 4to (6 3/8" x 9 3/8"), off-white buckram with blue-green label on spine with gilt lettering, illustrated with many glossy B&W photos of Jack London and associates, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped), xii + 532 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz. Fine / Very Good +. Item #5470

SCARCE solid, thick, and clean omnibus in a Remarkably well-preserved dust jacket (unclipped) with minimal wear--mainly to its edges & top and bottom of its spine. Small ink mark upper right corner of front free endpaper. Facsimile signature of London on title page.

Jack London (born John Chaney; 1876 – 1916) was a bestselling American novelist, journalist, early science fiction writer, and social activist. His most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush; a dystopian novel, The Iron Heel; plus non-fiction exposés The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes. His short story "To Build a Fire" has become a classic.

London also wrote about the Pacific Rim in stories such as "The Pearls of Parlay," "The Heathen," and TALES OF THE FISH PATROL. As a youth, London had engaged in the dangerous plunder of oyster beds around San Francisco Bay. This collection of seven short stories recalls those rough years when he shifted from piracy to work on the Fish Patrol that struggled to protect fish and oysters from fearful pirates.

Price: $44.00

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