First edition of The Road by Jack London.
Octavo, xii, 224pp, [2pp ads]. Beige cloth, title in black on front cover and spine. Stated “Published November, 1907” on copyright page. Some wear to text block, faint soiling to covers, dust remnant to top edge. A near fine example. Complete with all listed illustrations, including frontispiece. Second issue binding, with covers stamped in black only and plain top edge. (BAL 11906)
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.