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Jack London 1904-1911 Signed Publishing Contracts (2) and Handwritten Letter With Full JSA LOA

Lot Number 1314

Quantity: Bid Starts: 12/03/2021 12:00:00 
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To answer the most pressing question: Yes, one of the contracts does pertain to Call of the Wild! In fact, it's dated 1911 and renegotiates the original 1903 contract terms, allowing London all rights to future theatrical versions of Call, and allowing Macmillan to publish "cheap edition" paperbacks. The key paragraph even mentions London's initial advance payment: "WHEREAS the parties hereto did on or about the 26th day of March 1903 enter into an agreement whereby THE MACMILLAN COMPANY purchased from said JACK LONDON for the sum of Two Thousand (2000) Dollars, all rights, including rights of publication and dramatic rights, of the book entitled 'The Call of the Wild.'" The 8x13 document rates VG-EX and features London's "9"-strength signature. It's accompanied by a mostly intact 1904 handwritten letter (FR, "8") and a 1905 contract (EX, "7-8")—both pertaining to The Sea-Wolf and featuring London's stamped California letterhead. Full LOAs from JSA.



 
 
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