Lot 244 of 565:
London's Iron Heel in rare original dust jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,300
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
The Iron Heel
Author:
London, Jack
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Macmillan Company
Date:
1908
Description:

xiv, [2], 354 + [4] ad pp. (8vo) original dark blue cloth decorated and lettered in light blue and gilt, dust jacket. First Edition.

London's chilling dystopian novel of a fascist dictatorship in the United States, in the very rare original dust jacket. The jacket has a background pattern based in the Macmillan logo, with "The / Iron Heel / Jack London" printed on front panel, and "The / Iron / Heel / [illustration showing hands reaching towards a sun] / London / The Macmillan / Company" printed on the spine. We can find only two auction records for copies of The Iron Heel in jacket since at least 1975, both from 1995. BAL 11908; Sisson & Martens, p. 39.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some toning to jacket, spine darkened, large chip at lower right corner of front panel, smaller chips at spine ends, corners and along folds, some edge wear, minor soiling; a bit of rubbing to volume spine ends and corners, a hint of rubbing to background color of front cover illustration; faint offset to endpapers, tiny nick to rear hinge, ticket of Brentano's, New York, to rear pastedown; near fine in very good jacket.
 
Item number:
301716
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