New York: The MacMillan Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition, first printing of Jack London's classic, in the rare original dust jacket. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box. Pictorial green cloth boards with gilt lettering and black, white, and red illustration on front and spine. Light soil on boards, rubbed edges and bumped corners and spine ends, and one eight-inch closed tear in spine cloth. Spine cocked. Top edge gilt with rough-trimmed edges and slight wear on page corners. Endpapers illustrated in blue and two pages of advertisement at the back. Previous owner's inscription on recto of frontispiece, with light soil on just a few pages. Lower spine corners of pages have slight creasing from the bumped spine end. Light soil on just a few pages. Title page in blue and black with illustration of a dog; all color plates present as called for. Illustrated by Charles R. Goodwin and Philip Livingston Bull with decorations by Charles E. Hooper. The scarce dust jacket is very rarely seen in such good condition, with typical sunning of the spine and very light wear to the spine ends, but no evidence of restoration. It is undetermined if the jacket is from a first printing or second printing. BAL 11876. ; Book; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 231 pp . (Inventory #: 010737js)
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