First edition of Through the South Seas with Jack London.
Octavo, [xiv], 369pp. Original brown cloth, title in white on front cover and spine. Small illustrated portrait on front cover. Stated “Published, November, 1913” on copyright page, with 1914 listed on title page. Solid text block, lightly bumped corners, some loss to white stamped titles, especially on spine. Complete with 34 illustrations, including a frontispiece. A scarce copy.
Martin Johnson (1884-1937) sailed with Jack London from 1907-1909 aboard the Snark to explore around the world. While touring the United States to showcase the memorabilia from his voyage, he met his future wife Osa Leighty (Johnson). The two traveled together on safaris and big game hunting expeditions, filming television shows and documentaries that were later used in notable locations like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.