Burning Daylight. Jack London.
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight
Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight

New York: Macmillan, 1914. Later Printing. Hardcover. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $525. NOW $215.00 A Fine copy of this early printing in the Publisher's original red cloth in a less than Very Good example of the RARE DUST JACKET, being [along with "Call of the Wild" (1903) and "White Fang" (1906)], one of London's famed Alaskan novels. The book wears the Publisher's original red cloth with the front board and spine lettered and decorated in pale yellow. The volume contains a frontispiece and seven addition illustrations. While the dust jacket shows some chips and tears and is missing approximately half of the spine panel, its very existence is remarkable. Macmillan published the first American edition of "Burning Daylight" in 1910. It became one of the best-selling books of that year and was the best-selling of all of London's works. Of the book, London stated: “I show a successful superman who at the end of his triumph and career throws his 30 million dollars to the winds in order to win a greater thing, namely, love.” We emphasize that this is a not a Grosset edition, but rather is a genuine Macmillan edition that was printed during London's lifetime. Copies of the first American editions of London's works in nice condition and wearing their original jackets generally sell for thousands of dollars and Macmillan reprints of London's firsts still wearing their dust jackets are themselves rare and often bring high prices on their own. This is a quite nice, bright, clean, and square binding with strong hinges and clean leaves, without any prior owner's names, and in a jacket virtually never seen. It is part of a 50-cent series that Macmillan issued. Copies as nice as is this copy are exceedingly difficult to find and copies in any condition still wearing the dust jacket are, in our experience, RARE INDEED. Fine / good +. Item #3263. Fine / good +. Item #3263

Price: $215.00

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