First edition of When God Laughs and Other Stories by Jack London.
Octavo, ix, 319pp, [4pp ads]. Original green cloth, title in gilt on front cover and spine with red and green embellishments. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, rear hinge starting, still sound. Faint sunning to spine, a touch of foxing to edges, a near fine example. Title page is a cancel, as noted in BAL. Complete with six illustrations, including frontispiece. (Sisson & Martens 52) (BAL 11926)
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.