First British edition of Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London.
Octavo, 243pp. Blue cloth, color illustration stamped on front cover. Title in gilt on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to endpapers, lightly bumped tips. A bright, near fine example. Previous ownership bookplate affixed to front pastedown endpaper. Complete with eight full-page plates, including a map and an illustrated frontispiece. (BAL 11887)
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.