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"And suddenly, out there where a big smoker lifts skyward, rising like a sea-god from out of the welter of spume and churning white, on the giddy, toppling, overhanging and downfalling, precarious crest appears the dark head of a man. Swiftly he rises through the rushing white." Truly a classic piece of surfing literature written by one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, this short piece by Jack London reminds us all of the true meaning of surfing, "A Royal Sport." Also includes some early photos of Waikiki Beach at the turn of the 20th century. The text was originally published in 1907 by the Cromwell Publishing Company. This rare booklet was privately published in Honolulu in 1983 by Scott Burlington and is now out-of-print. Measures approximately 8 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches. Paperbound and saddle stitched. 22 pages. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board. Click Here for a closer view.