First edition of Revolution and Other Essays by Jack London.
Octavo, [x], 309pp, , [4pp ads]. Original red cloth, title in gilt on front cover and spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, lightly bumped corners, endpapers partially cracked at hinges, faint foxing to edge of text block, a near fine example. One of London’s most scarce titles, with only 2,130 copies in the first printing. (Sisson & Martens 46) (BAL 11916)
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.