First edition of The House of Pride by Jack London.
Octavo, v, 232pp, [6pp ads]. Original green cloth, title stamped in white on front cover and spine. Illustration of a beach house in blue, black, and white on front cover. Second printing with “Reprinted March, 1912” on copyright page. Solid text block, light rubbing to illustrated cover, faint foxing to fore edge, dust remnant to top edge. A near fine example. Frontispiece illustration by Mac M. Pease. (Sisson & Martens 62) (BAL 11936)
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.