Lot 79 of 221:
Inscribed by Jack London to his personal physician  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,400
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
Tales of the Fish Patrol

Author:
London, Jack

Place:
New York

Publisher:
The Macmillan Company

Date:
1905

Description:

243, [1], + [3] ad pp. 7 plates by George Varian; map of San Francisco Bay. (8vo) original blue cloth lettered in pale green on front cover, in gilt on spine; cover illustration in blue, yellow, and green, top edge gilt. Third Printing.

Inscribed and signed by Jack London on front free endpaper to his personal physician William Surber Porter: "To Dr. W. S. Porter. Jack London. July 29, 1913." Dr. Porter was head of Merritt Hospital in Oakland and Jack London's longtime personal physician. He was at London's deathbed on November 22, 1916, and signed his death certificate. Porter's engraved card is mounted on the front pastedown. The book contains stories from Jack's youth first as an oyster pirate and then agent of the Fish Patrol on San Francisco Bay. BAL 11887; Sisson & Martens, p. 25.


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Condition:
Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners; a fine copy.


 
Item number:
277104
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