Jerry Of The Islands - 1st Edition/1st Printing
An attractive First Edition/First Printing children's classic in Near Fine condition, showing little wear with slightly bumped spine and pages slightly toned. Red cloth hardcover with copyright page reading "Published, April, 1917" and advertisements on pp. <339-342> plus: Advertisements, pp. <343-346>. Frontispiece inserted. ( BAL #11973) Gilt lettering on front cover boards and silhouette illustration of dogs on front;
Jack London's novel, published posthumously, about the Irish Terrier that went to sea has been praised for its ability to put the canine mind in terms of its human master. Included in the novel is a foreword which explains the role of the original terrier from whom Jerry and all other Irish Terriers beloved by London and his wife took their cue.