New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 9-231, , 2 (pages of publisher's advertisements). Pictorial green cloth with decorations stamped in red and black on the front board and spine, top edge gilt. Title page printed in blue and black, frontispiece and seventeen additional full-page illustrations. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Charles Edw. Hooper. According to Ahearn APG: "The Call of the Wild was the first book to bring [Jack London] broad recognition and lead to his being called the highest paid, best-known and most popular writer in the world by 1913." Ahearn APG 007b. BAL 11876. London's tale brings the Alaskan wilderness to life, and is one of the first to center around a dog's perspective on humans and the natural world. A nice copy of one of the most significant American novels ever published. Very Good. Item #00008297
A Very Good book with a few traces of rubbing and minor bumping to the extremities and a gift inscription dated Christmas of 1903 on the recto of the frontispiece.