LONDON, JACK. 1876-1916. AND ANNA STRUNSKY. 1877-1964. The Kempton-Wace Letters. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.

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LONDON, JACK. 1876-1916. AND ANNA STRUNSKY. 1877-1964.
The Kempton-Wace Letters. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.

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LONDON, JACK. 1876-1916. AND ANNA STRUNSKY. 1877-1964.
The Kempton-Wace Letters. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. 8vo. Publisher's original grey-green cloth, stamped in black, lettered in white to upper cover, and gilt to spine, spine lightly faded, front hinge professionally conserved with Japanese paper, front fly leaf backed.
Provenance: Arnold Genthe (1869-1942, inscription from the author, dated January 28, 1907).

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY LONDON TO PHOTOGRAPHER ARNOLD GENTHE, "Dear Genthe- 'Love? It is a great word. It is in all the dictionaries.' Yours faithfully, Jack London." A collaboration between London and Anna Strunsky, The Kempton-Wace Letters is an epistolary novel that explores the nature of love and marriage, a particularly poignant topic for the two. Strunsky lived with London and his wife Bess while they completed the novel, and London proposed marriage to his writing partner. Famed San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe was a friend of both, and frequently photographed London. A fine association, better for the circumstances of the sentiment. Sisson & Martens p 11.
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LONDON, JACK. 1876-1916. AND ANNA STRUNSKY. 1877-1964. The Kempton-Wace Letters. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
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