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London, Charmian Kittredge (Mrs. Jack London)
Our Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii: Patten Company, Ltd., (1917). First Edition. With Honolulu imprint, octavo size, 368 pp. Jack (John Griffith) London (1876-1916) and his stories remain widely read today; beginning his career as a newspaper reporter, he gained fame with the publication of "The Call of the Wild" in July of 1903, and would eventually write over twenty novels and numerous short stories before dying tragically young from complications arising from previous illnesses, including scurvy. This work, written by London's second wife, Charmian, recounts their time in Hawaii between 1907 and his death; before he died, he helped her edit the text. Copies with the imprint of the Patten Company, Honolulu, are extremely scarce in the marketplace. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full steel-blue ribbed cloth over boards, gilt lettering and small horizontal vignette of a beachfront at the bottom of the front board, spine with gilt lettering and another small gilt vignette, half-title page with Macmillan device on the verso, frontis photograph of "Jack London at Waikiki, 1915", title page with Patten Company, Honolulu, imprint, copyright date of 1917 with "Published December, 1917" stated, printed at the Norwood Press (Massachusetts), three-page Foreword by Charmian London dated September 1, 1917, sixteen plates bound in throughout (one a coloured map of Hawaii, the rest being reproductions of black-and-white photographs, most of the plates containing several images); octavo size (8" by 5.5"), pagination: [i-viii] ix-xvi, 1-345, [346, blank] [347-352 publisher's ads]. ___CONDITION: A solid very good … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [United States]

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