Signed first edition of The People of the Abyss by Jack London, with an inscription to sculptor and poet Jeanie Spring Peet.
Octavo, xiii, , 319pp, [3pp ads]. Original blue cloth, title and border in black on front cover. Title in gilt on spine. Stated “Reprinted… June, 1904.” Solid text block, lightly bumped edges, some wear to gutters, a near fine example. Faint shelf wear. Complete with all 80 listed illustrations, including frontispiece. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper to “Jeanie Peet, the artist in Happiness, from one who would like to be one – Jack London / Oakland, Calif., August 25, 1904.” (Sisson & Martens 15-16) (BAL 11877)
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.