First edition, second issue, of The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, with illustrations by W.J Aylward.
Octavo, vii, 366pp, [3pp ads]. Original blue cloth, title in white on front cover and spine, color illustration stamped on front cover. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, light rubbing to corners, some cracking to hinges. Second issue as noted in BAL with copyright notices dated 1903 and 1904. Complete with six full-page plates, including frontispiece protected with tissue cover. Includes laid-in bookplate inscribed to Bob Andrews from noted Jack London collector, Russ Kingman, remarking on the impressive condition of the volume. (Sisson & Martens 20) (BAL 11882)
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.