Item #409437 [Caption title:] Foreword. Jack LONDON.

[Caption title:] Foreword

[Boston]: [The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The American Humane Education Society], [1918]. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Four page leaflet. Foxed, particularly the last page, else very good. Item #409437

First edition, first printing, of his foreword to 'Michael, Brother of Jerry' (1917). London in the novel exposed the cruel conditions for trained dogs and circus animals, particularly in regard to their cages. So effective was his indignation that hundreds of Jack London Clubs sprang up after the publication of the book, dedicated to ending the trade in performing animals. BAL 12005.

WITH: 2 copies of the second printing; 5 copies of later printings; and a folder of ephemera (a large folded poster, leaflets, news clippings, etc). (BA).

Price: $750.00

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