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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,300
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The Iron Heel

London, Jack

New York

Macmillan Company



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

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.

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