John Barleycorn

London, Jack

Published by The Century Co., New York, 1913
Condition: About Very Good Hardcover
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New York: The Century Co., 1913. First Edition/First Printing. BAL 11946, Sisson & Martens p 71. First printing, with one only blank leaf between last text page and rear free endpaper. Eight illustrations by H.T. Dunn. Octavo, 343 pp. Dark green cloth with gilt imprining. "Smith Bros." of Oakland bookstore label at front pastedown. Superficial moisturewear at spine foot, partially affecting corresponding lower portions of covers, light soiling, shelf wear, spine darkened. About Very Good. The true first edition, first state of Jack London's autobiographical account of his war with alcoholism - from the life-affirming "purple passages" it inspired (and, in fact, was itself) to his sensitive bow to the manner in which women have so long been destined to save men from such follies. A book which later influenced beat/counterculture icons Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski. L6. Bookseller Inventory # 000302

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Title: John Barleycorn

Publisher: The Century Co., New York

Publication Date: 1913

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Dunn, H.T.

Book Condition:About Very Good

Edition: First Edition & First Printing

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