The Call of the Wild
Jack London, 1903
LONDON, Jack (1876-1916). The Call of the Wild. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1903.

First edition of London's best-known work: a sharp copy in jacket. London's enduring adventure tale, set during the Klondike Gold Rush, is one of the greatest stories ever to be centered on a realistic animal; in this case the sled dog, Buck. “But especially [Buck] loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come" (page 172). BAL 11876; Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 119; Sisson & Martens, p. 13ff.

Octavo. Illustrated by Philip Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, decorated by Charles Hooper; with full color plates, plated printed in blue, color chapter vignettes, etc. Original pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers, pictorial dust jacket printed in green (spine ends chipped, small chip to top left corner of upper panel, a few light marks and some sunning). Custom morocco-backed slipcase.
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