"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
The God of His Fathers and Other Stories.
Item Number: 95253
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.
American novelist Jack London became one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing alone. His third collection of short stories, the present volume contains eleven of his early works including: Where the Trail Forks, The Man with the Gun, Grit of Women, and A Daughter of the Aurora.