First known printing of Jack London’s short story “Planchette” in the June, July, and August 1906 issues of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Original printed wrappers, title printed in red and black on covers. Solid text blocks, small closed tears and light chipping to edges of covers. Includes stories by other notable authors, including H.G. Wells, Julia Ward Howe, and Norman Duncan.
At the time of its inception in 1886, Cosmopolitan Magazine aimed to offer women articles on life in the home, but began publishing new fiction works in the early 1900s. Notable contributors included Jack London, as seen in this set, as well as Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, and Kurt Vonnegut. Short stories were published in their entireties, and longer pieces were expanded across multiple issues to keep readers interested in upcoming publications.