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Jack London, "The Cruise of the Snark" Annotated Manuscript and Signed Check
1907. London JackJack London, The Cruise of theSnark Annotated Manuscript and Signed CheckLot consists of 6pp 1st revision typed manuscript of TheCruise of the Snark with approximately 10 handwritten edits/wordsin Jack London's hand; along with a signed check dating from the era of theSnark'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 maritimeadventure aboard the Snark, their 45' long custom builtsailboat. Over the next 2 years, the Londons would sail west and south acrossthe Pacific Ocean, exploring Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tahiti,Australia, and other tropical locales. London later recounted his travelexperiences in a non-fiction illustrated account called The Cruiseof the Snark, published by The Macmillan Company in New York in1911.These typed manuscript galleys correspond to pages 204-216 ofLondon's final 1st edition of The Cruise of the Snark.This excerpt, which includes the middle section of Chapter XII: "TheHigh Seat of Abundance," describes highlights of the Londons' experiencein the Society Islands: Polynesian cuisine, fishing with live octopus bait,and sailing in tropical storms. Other topics include South Sea elephantiasisand 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 accommodatehandwritten author's edits. The pages are in fair to good condition, withscattered discoloration as well as isolated loss and repairs. The two blackand white photog … [Click Below for Full Description]
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