New York: Macmillan Company, 1907. First Edition. London's autobiographical account of his experiences as a hobo during the 1890's, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced up to that time. Describes his experiences hopping freight trains, begging for food and money, dodging the police, and his 30-day stint in the Erie County Penitentiary. WOODBRIDGE 59; BAL 11906. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); taupe cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in black and gilt on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; xiv, 224, pp ads; frontispiece and 47 black and white plates of illustrations. Gutter cracked at half-title page, with rear hinge partially cracked, and binding loose; darkening and rubbing to cloth, with wear to spine ends, board edges, and corners, resulting in occasional board exposure; previous owner's name (in ink ) to verso of frontispiece; upper and lower textblock edges dulled and rubbed; scattered internal staining to margins; Fair to Good, complete copy. (Inventory #: 24571)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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