First American edition of The Star Rover by Jack London.
Octavo, 329pp, [10pp ads]. Publisher’s original light blue cloth, stamped with cloud design in navy and white. Title in gilt on front cover and spine. Stated “Published October, 1915” on copyright page. Slight lean to text block, faint sunning to spine, spine tips lightly bumped. Some wear to hinges. Color frontispiece. A vibrant example. (BAL 11963)
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.