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London, Jack
"ACTIONS OF APRIL 30 – MAY 1ST ... CROSSING OF THE YALU", MAY 1, 1904
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
69
London, Jack
"ACTIONS OF APRIL 30 – MAY 1ST ... CROSSING OF THE YALU", MAY 1, 1904
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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London, Jack
"ACTIONS OF APRIL 30 – MAY 1ST ... CROSSING OF THE YALU", MAY 1, 1904
Carbon of an autograph report signed from the Manchurian front of the Russo-Japanese war, titled "Actions of April 30 – May 1st". Subtitled "Crossing of the Yalu" and marked "Duplicate" in pencil in London's hand, with a few autograph revisions in ink in an unknown hand. 25 pages on 8¼ x 10¾ in. on rectos only of thin lined paper watermarked "Old Country Linen". With original autograph envelope addressed to The Examiner, San Francisco. 
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Provenance

Christie's New York, 20 May 1988, lot 202

Catalogue Note

Jack London writes as a War Correspondent reporting on the infantry assault against Russian positions defending the Yalu River, which flows along the border between North Korea and China. Because of its strategic location between China and North Korea, the Yalu River has been the site of several battles, including the first Sino-Japanese War and the Korean War. While this report was sent to The Examiner in San Francisco, London went to China to report on the conflict for the Hearst papers — he apparently had no exclusivity agreement with them which would prevent him from submitting work to other publications. The revisions in ink are clearly those of a Japanese censor. 

The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III)

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