San Franicsco: Bohemia Publishing, 1916. First Edition. Paperback. December 15, 1916 issue. Tall 8vo. 32, (2)pp. Cover design by Frank Van Sloun. Full-page photo-reproduction of Jack London, one week before his death; black & white illustrations; advertisements. Illustrated staple-bound wrappers. Contributing editors include George Sterling; James Hopper; Charles Keeler; and others. Age-toning to edges; light wear to extremities; staining to rear cover; a very good copy. An uncommon San Francisco publication. Item #16889
This edition was published shortly following Jack London's death November 22, 1916. Within are poems and essays dedicated to London; in particular, George Sterling writes with heartfelt sadness of the day London's ashes were laid to rest in the heart of his Sonoma country ranch, attended only by family relatives and thirteen workmen of the ranch and Sterling, one of Jack's oldest friends. "Bohemia, issued monthly by the Bohemia Publishing Company of 564 Geary Street, San Francisco, Cal, aims to reflect the true Bohemian spirit of San Francisco and it apologizes that its old spirit of gay Bohemia is a thing of the past because mercenary pursuits have killed it." - The North American Review. March 13, 1917. Given this issue was published in May, 1917, it appears the NAR mistakenly assumed that Bohemia Publishing "killed" the magazine. In fact, Bohemia Publishing had moved from Geary Street to 525 Montgomery Street where this issue was published.