First edition of The Night-Born by Jack London.
Octavo, , 290pp, [1pp ad]. Original teal green cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover with black illustrations. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear along gutter. Corners and spine lightly bumped. Previous owner’s name in pencil on front free endpaper. With frontispiece protected by tissue guard. A nice, near fine example. (Sisson & Martens 68) (BAL 11942)
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.