NY: Macmillan, 1917. First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt and black, octavo, pp viii, 344. Color frontispiece. Publisher's 8-page catalogue of Jack London's books and 1 title by Alfred W. Pollard at rear. Previous owner's bookplate to front fixed endpaper, slight rubbing to covers, but near fine overall. Item #21942
In this work Jack London exposes cruelties practiced by trainers of animals for the vaudeville stage. "Michael, Brother of Jerry" stimulated the formation of Jack London Clubs throughout the US (membership was reported at 400,000 by 1924) leading to the virtual disappearance of on-stage animal acts. Sisson & Martens page 96, BAL 11974.