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London, Jack
The Sea Wolf
New York: Century, 1904. First Edition. 9 vols. 1st appearance anywhere, serialized in 9 issues of Century Magazine, Jan.-Nov. 1904 (also the year Picasso ran out of blue paint). Original wrappers, chipped and worn, else good, with all the covers and contents. 4 half morocco cases (!). The 9 parts, complete in wrappers, are plenty scarce. In contrast, the book edition, published parallel to the serial's conclusion in an edition of 40,000 copies, will never be scarce, though copies in dustjacket are rare (the last one we had in jacket was 15 years ago in our catalog 32, for $37,500). The Sea Wolf's plotline is absorbing, and the characters are even better, but the romantic tringle side story is a dud suggesting 3 things. See truly to write truly, karma is just around the corner, and London didn't know much about women. good. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Biblioctopus [USA]

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