"On every hand stretched the forest primeval, - the home of noisy comedy and silent tragedy": First edition of Jack London's The God of His Fathers & Other Stories; inscribed by him to personal friend Charles Warren Stoddard
New York: McClure, Phillips & Company, 1901.
First edition of this early collection of short stories by Jack London. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author with a full page inscription in the year of publication, “My dear Charles Warren Stoddard – In memory of delightful South Sea tours. Gratefully yours, Jack London. Oakland, Calif., June 7, 1901.” The recipient, Charles Warren Stoddard, was an American author and close friend of London’s, best known for hi travel books about Polynesian life and the South Sea Islands. From the library of American journalist and lawyer John Francis Neylan with his bookplate to the pastedown. In very good condition, small stamps.
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