LONDON, Jack; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; MARTIN, Fletcher, illustrator; GILLIGAN, Edmund, introduction
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Hartford: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by The Connecticut Printers, 1961, "He was not Immoral, but merely Unmoral" (Jack London) LONDON, Jack. The Sea-Wolf. With Illustrations by Fletcher Martin and an Introduction by Edmund Gilligan. Hartford: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by The Connecticut Printers, 1961. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Fletcher Martin, this being no. 1434. Large octavo (11 x 7 3/4 inches; 279 x 197 mm.). 366 pp. Publisher's full Irish linen, front cover silkscreened in maroon with a design by Fletcher Martin, spine lettered in black. A fine copy in the publisher's maroon cloth slipcase with paper label on spine. John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf, a psychological adventure novel. The book's protagonist, Humphrey van Weyden, is a literary critic who is a survivor of an ocean collision and who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Fletcher Martin (1904-1979), was an American painter, illustrator, muralist and educator. He is best known for his images of soldier life during World War II and his sometimes brutal images of boxing and other sports. Limited Editions Club Bibliography, 326.