Signed Bank Check - 1906
Check drawn on the Central Bank of Oakland, California, payable to “Town Talk” in the amount of $3.00 and signed by author Jack London. Dated February 16, 1906, the year in which he published White Fang, a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London’s best-known work, The Call of the Wild. In very good condition with prior mounting remnants on the endorsement edge of the reverse side.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush. He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen”, and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.