San Francisco: The Abbott & Briggs Company, 1911. First Edition. Wraps. First printed appearance of the short story, folio size, 27 pp. Good. Item #19050303
Jack London (1876-1916), giant of early twentieth century literature, journalist, and social activist, is best known for his novels "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" which continue to delight with their combination of gritty realism and fictional, at times fantastic, plots. Among his numerous short stories is "By the Turtles of Tasman!", printed here for the first time in the monthly magazine section of "The San Francisco Call" in 1911; the story can be found on pages 8-9, and is continued on pages 17-19. The story was printed in bound form in "The Turtles of Tasman" published in 1916 by The Macmillan Company.
This magazine is filled with advertisements from the period of publication which transport one back into time, as well as other writings by authors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rex Beach, Sir Gilbert Parker, Gouverneur Morris, and Max Nordau.
___DESCRIPTION: Periodical in paper wraps, with orange and black text and black-and-white photographs of the authors on the front wrap, advertisements in orange and black with black-and-white illustrations on the back wrap, black-and-white illustrations throughout, with numerous advertisements; folio size (14" by 10.5"), pagination: [1-5] 6-26 .
___CONDITION: Good only due to wear to the wraps, the interior near fine to fine: clean wraps overall with light soiling, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; overall wear and toning to the wraps, with some chips to the spine and fore-edge, toning to the top edge, light creasing to the corners, small (one-eighth-inch) closed tears to the fore-edges of some pages.
___CITATION: Woodbridge no. 631, "The San Francisco Call", monthly magazine section, Nov. 19, 1911, pp. 8-10, 17-19; TT.
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