Published in 1906 The Macmillan Co. green hardcovers with what I call "a native Indian signed" on the front cover. Inscribed to Charles Rollo Peters (1862-1928) well known American painter. His paintings from this period are (almost invariably) nocturnes of the crumbling historic adobes left from Spanish Colonial times. In 1909, following family tragedies Peters remarried and moved back to San Francisco, where he died in 1928. Interestingly enough, the only inscription hand written by London besides the first line which states " To Charles Rollo Peters" is basically the last phrase from page 261 of his book, Children of the Frost. Page 261 is also the last page of the book.
Purchased about 5 years ago from a fellow book dealer, I kept it for sentimental value before deciding to sell to someone more attached to Jack London than me. This is a later edition, original covers, no DJ, spine is faded, a white spot on the back cover see picture), hinges can be seen between the front cover and FFEP.
What makes this book remarkable is the fact that London hand wrote the last phrase form his book, could be considered a manuscript and also that association/friendship between London and Rollo, well known painter. Insurance is required.
Antique Books & Manuscripts