NY: Dodd Mead, 1913. First edition. Original brown cloth octavo (6 x 8.5 inches), xi, 369 pp. Frontispiece and 32 b/w photo plates. Spine lettering partially effaced, else very good; a clean and tight copy. Item #22722
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did the trip. Yours in adventure." Additionally, the book is inscribed and autographed by Jack London's daughter: "To Wayne, Sincerely, Becky London. Glen Ellen, California, July 30, 1983." Scarce first edition of the account by the young Martin Johnson of his tour of the South Seas on Jack London's "Snark." Johnson was hired by Jack London to serve as cook aboard the Snark. The 19 year old midwesterner had never sailed, and possessed no training or experience as a cook, but London selected him over many other fully qualified applicants. This was Johnson's first of many books based on his travels in remote parts of the world.