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    A Bright Copy of London's Masterpiece

    Jack London. The Call of the Wild. New York: The Macmillan Company and London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1903.

    First edition. Octavo. [5]-231 pages, [232, blank], two-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. With eleven full-page color plates, seven in blue functioning as chapter dividers, and numerous textual illustrations.

    Publisher's green cloth with gilt, white, red, and black stamping to front and spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Illustrated endpapers. Housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase and chemise. Minor wear and rubbing to the boards. Lightly worn corners. Spine ever-so-slightly cocked. Ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Offsetting to title page from the tissue guard protecting the frontispiece. Small stain to last page of publisher's catalog. A bright copy in near fine condition.

    BAL 11876.


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