March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2023 Session II

Sat, Mar 18, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 472

Charles Russell Signed Book

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Charles Russell Signed Book The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, signed on the first page by C.M. Russell. First edition, published October 1904. As the story goes from a previous owner of the book: "I had an aunt in Great Falls whose cousin spent his life in Wolf Creek. But he was born and raised in Great Falls, a block or two from Charlie Russell's house and studio. When he was seven or eight years old, by which time he realized that Russell was a famous man, he grabbed a book of the family bookshelf - it happened to be a first edition of Jack London's "The Sea-Wolf" - and he ran up the street to Russell's studio and asked him to sign the book. Russell rarely signed books, even his own, and he also did not like to be disturbed in his studio. But he had a great fondness for children so he obliged my aunt's cousin and signed the book." $1,000-1,500


Shows age and use, some rubbing on cover along with some minor discoloration.