First edition of Burning Daylight by Jack London.
Octavo, vii, 361pp, [12pp ads]. Original blue cloth, with illustration stamped on front cover. Title stamped in white on front cover and spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, lightly bumped corners, a touch of rubbing to stamped titles. A very good example. A second printing with three blank leaves at rear instead of one. Complete with all listed illustrations, including a frontispiece. (Sisson & Martens 48) (BAL 11918)
Jack London (1876-1916) was one of the first American authors to gain international fame and accumulate wealth from his writing. Despite his popularity, London never received any literary awards for his work. London is remembered today through retellings of his stories on film and television, most recently in a movie adaptation of The Call of the Wild starring Harrison Ford.