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Jack London, "The Cruise of the Snark" Annotated Manuscript and Signed Check
1907. London Jack Jack London, The Cruise of the Snark Annotated Manuscript and Signed Check Lot consists of 6pp 1st revision typed manuscript of The Cruise of the Snark with approximately 10 handwritten edits/words in Jack London's hand; along with a signed check dating from the era of the Snark's construction. In the spring of 1907, Jack London (1876-1916), along with his wife Charmian (1871-1955) and a small crew, set out for a modern maritime adventure aboard the Snark, their 45' long custom built sailboat. Over the next 2 years, the Londons would sail west and south across the Pacific Ocean, exploring Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia, and other tropical locales. London later recounted his travel experiences in a non-fiction illustrated account called The Cruise of the Snark, published by The Macmillan Company in New York in 1911. These typed manuscript galleys correspond to pages 204-216 of London's final 1st edition of The Cruise of the Snark. This excerpt, which includes the middle section of Chapter XII: "The High Seat of Abundance," describes highlights of the Londons' experience in the Society Islands: Polynesian cuisine, fishing with live octopus bait, and sailing in tropical storms. Other topics include South Sea elephantiasis and an 86-year-old New England emigre named George Lufkin. The galley proofs are oversized, measuring 9.25" x 12" on average overall, and have generously sized margins to accommodate handwritten author's edits. The pages are in fair to good condition, with s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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