“THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD DUST”: FIRST EDITION OF SMOKE BELLEW, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH
LONDON, Jack. Smoke Bellew. New York: Century, 1912. Octavo, original pictorial blue-gray cloth.
First edition of London’s “delightful” novel about a young newspaperman’s adventures in the Klondike in the late 1890s (New York Times), in original pictorial cloth.
Smoke Bellew, set in the Yukon Territory in the late 1890s, was praised on publication as "delightful" (New York Times). London's 1912 novel recounts the adventures of a young San Francisco newspaperman who leaves his job to head to the Klondike in search of gold. First edition: "Published, October, 1912" on copyright page. With illustrations by P. J. Monahan, including frontispiece and seven full-page photogravures. Partially serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine May-June, 1912, as "Wonder of Woman, A 'Smoke Bellew' Story"; the text was revised for book publication. Woodbridge 102. BAL 11939. Early ink owner inscription.
A couple small spots of soiling to text, mild dampstaining to rear board, and minor rubbing to extremities. An extremely good copy.