Original blue cloth with title and decoration in gilt, small octavo (5.5 x 7.5 inches), 487 pp.,  pages publisher advertisements at rear; 20 b/w photo plates. Jack London's wife, Charmian's own account, from her on-board log, of the ill-fated Snark trip (Jack's book was titled "Cruise of the Snark"). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "Dear Jessie - Well, here's the old 'Log' between covers at last! Affectionately yours, Charmian. Glen Ellen, November 23, 1915." Mounted to the front fixed endpaper is a vintage albumin silverprint photograph of Jack and Charmian London next to the Snark's beached dinghy. In the picture, Charmian's arm is draped around a small dog and she has written in ink on the endpaper next to the dog, with lines onto the picture to indicate the animal, the single word "Peggy." This same Peggy was the London's beloved pet on board the Snark during the latter part of the abortive voyage. Peggy's real story is told in the introduction to Jack London's novel "Jerry of the Islands," wherein is confessed that the London's stole the "adorable Irish terrier puppy" from the skipper of the teak-built ketch , the Minota, in the Solomon Islands. London goes on to say that Peggy was the model and inspiration for Jerry: "Had it not been for Peggy, this book would never have been written . . . Dear royal, glorious little dog . . ." Slight rubbing to edges of covers, top edge a bit dusty, 2-inch split at bottom of front inner hinge neatly mended, overall very good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE LOG OF THE SNARK. (Inscribed and signed ...
Publication Date: 1915
Edition: First edition, first printing.
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