Boston and New York / Riverside Press, Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition, First Issue, First State . Slate-grey Cloth. Near Fine/No DJ. 7 7/8" Tall. Maynard Dixon Frontispiece, a Painting " The Men of Forty-Mile. Embossed cloth with silver. First trade printing, first issue, first state on all known points. (i-viii) including preliminary blank leaf, (1), 2-251; printer's imprint , p. (252); final blank leaf (first printing of 2028 copies, per Sisson-Martens). Collation: 1(4), 3-22 (6) as required for first printing. Publisher's imprint at bottom of spine : Houghton | Mifflin & Co. without periods around ampersand, the state #1 per Woodbridge, no known priority.) BAL does not provide definitive points for the first state. However, James Henry (as cited in Sisson-Martens) in "A Proposed Chronology of Editions of "The Son of the Wolf" requires the following additional points for the first binding : 1. perfect (&) on spine; 2. Perfect "e" in "spruce" and perfect "t" in "might" in the bottom two lines, page 147 (Henry's second and third states and later issues have imperfect letters); 3. No stub between pp 6-7; 4. Sets of binding threads between pp 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, and every six leaves to 246-247. All of these points are present in this copy. Comma after copyright date, another distinguishing point of the first state. An attractive very good + copy with slight rubbing at corners (much less rubbing than the copy sold at PBA Galleries for $4313), no previous owner's names or other markings, and quite scarce thus.This copy with the original bookseller's label from W.F. Purnell, Sacramento, circa 1900.