New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 192 x 131 mm). -231, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. With frontispiece and ten color plates, included in pagination. Text illustrations, some printed in blue and some in color. Title-page printed in blue and black.
Original vertically ribbed green cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in white, red, black, and gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers, printed in blue with dog-team and mountain scene. Minor rubbing to head and tail of spine. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners. Front pastedown with bookplate from the University of Texas Library (As part of a donated collection, copy 2.) No other indication of bing a library copy. Overall, an almost fine copy of this scarce first edition. Chemised and housed in a quarter morocco slipcase.
"The book, illustrating London's recurrent Darwinian theme of the need for adaptation to survive was an immediate success and thrust London into a position of unaccustomed wealth." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 163).
BAL 11876. Woodbridge 19.