JACK LONDON - THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS - FIRST CANADIAN EDITION 1903
THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS, by JACK LONDON.
London's investigative journalism on the slums of East London. London disguised himself as a stranded American sailor and spent 86 days living and working with London's destitute.
Published by George N. Morang & Company, Toronto, 1903. First Canadian Edition. First Canadian edition was printed from the sheets of the Macmillan & Co. first US edition. The Morang imprint is on the title page and the Macmillan copyright statement and first printing notice is on the copyright page. Likely published simultaneously.
Hardcover book, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 6x8.5 inches, xiii, 319 pages.
Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs.
GOOD condition: The covers have some rubbing and light stains, mostly droplet size; there is the remnant of a bibliophile's bookplate on the front pastedown; the inner hinge is cracked at a few places where the book was over-opened but is always holding well; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.
Scarce 1903 Canadian First Edition.