The Game

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Author: London, Jack (1876-1916)

Year: 1905

Publisher: MacMillian and Company

Place: New York


182+[6 ad] pages with six color plates including frontispiece, with numerous decorations by Henry Hutt and T C Laurence. Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's green cloth with white and gilt decoration and lettering to spine and red lettering and white and brown pictorial decoration on front board. (BAL 11886; Sisson & Martens 24 7 121) First edition with large rubber rubber-stamp of Metropolitan Magazine Company on copyright page. A run of 26, 420 were printed in jacket.

The Game is a 1905 novel by Jack London about a twenty year-old boxer Joe, who meets his death in the ring. London was a sports reporter for the Oakland Herald and based the novel on his personal observations.

Condition: Book plate on front paste down, corners rubbed, light shelf wear, spine ends rubbed else better than very good.

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