Bookplate of Jack London, circa 1905

Summary

Jack London (1876-1916) was a prolific writer -- completing more than 50 fiction and non-fiction books, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles between 1900 and 1916. His stories of high adventure were based upon his own experiences -- including those during the Alaska Gold Rush. It is not surprising that he picked a wolf and snowshoes logo for his bookplate.

Jack London (1876-1916) was a prolific writer -- completing more than 50 fiction and non-fiction books, hundreds of short stories, and numerous articles between 1900 and 1916. His stories of high adventure were based upon his own experiences -- including those during the Alaska Gold Rush. It is not surprising that he picked a wolf and snowshoes logo for his bookplate.

Artifact

Bookplate

Date Made

circa 1905

Creators

Cross, E. J. 

Creator Notes

Designed by artist E. J. Cross.

Collection Title

Bookplate Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.0.3.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in  (bookplate)

Width: 4 in  (bookplate)

Height: 8 in  (mount)

Width: 6.25 in  (mount)

Inscriptions

Printed on front: JACK LONDON Written in pencil on back of mount: No. 1196. By Cross-

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