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The Son Of the Wolf

By London, Jack




A short story collection set in the Klondike. The White Silence The Son of the Wolf The Men of Forty-Mile In a Far Country To the Man on the Trail The Priestly Prerogative The Wisdon of the Trail The Wife of a King An Odyssey of the North


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SON OF THE WOLF (Rare Trial Binding A)

London, Jack

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1900. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. First printing, first state, of London's first book with laid endpapers, flyleaf back, printer's imprint p. 252, frontispiece inserted. HARD BOUND TRIAL BINDING " A" (and hand-sewn; look for the threads in gutter, after any page number that is a multiple of 6). Unfinished (rough) grass-green V cloth which according to BAL is: "Noted only on a surviving copyright deposit copy in the Library of Congress" but we have the present copy which is the earliest bound copy. There is no type breakage on pages 65 or 67. (Even the Library of Congress copy has type breakage on page 65. One of the Harvard copies has broken type.) This copy, as noted above, is hand bound rather than machine bound and has the binder's marks in pencil present throughout the volume; binding shows light wear at extremities, more obvious on the silver areas; inner hinges starting, but strong. A very good copy of this very rare issue in custom morocco backed slipcase.

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$6,800.00

The Son Of The Wolf (First Published State And First Issue With All Points)

London, Jack

Boston and New York / Riverside Press, Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition, First Issue, First State 1st Printing. Slate-grey Cloth. Near Fine/No DJ. 7 7/8" Tall. Frontispiece By Maynard Dixon "Malamute Kid Halted Him" . Embossed Slate Grey Cloth With Silver. First Trade Printing, First Issue, First State On All Known Points. (I-Viii) Including Preliminary Blank Leaf After Front Free Endpaper, (1), 2-251; Printer's Imprint , P. (252); Final Blank Leaf Before Rear Free Endpaper. (First Printing Of 2028 Copies, Per Sisson-Martens). Collation: 1(4), 3-22 (6) As Required For First Printing. Binding With 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, But Some Copies With Second State Binding And Period After Date On Copyright Page Also Exist); 3. No Stub Between Pp 6-7 (Also Seen On Some Copies In Second State Binding And With Period After Date On Copyright Page; 4. Sets Of Binding Threads Between Pp 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, And Every Six Leaves To 246-247. . Consistent With Recent Bibliographic Information, There Is A Comma After Copyright Date, Apparently A Simple Distinguishing Point Of The First State Of The Title Page Of This First Edition. Lastly, The Type On Pp. 65 And 67 Is Unbroken But There Is A Thin Unprinted Line Extended Through Three Words Near Bottom Of P. 65, "Flight", "Perfect", And "Exist", As If A Wire Had Lain Across The Type; Copies Also Exist With Perfect Type But Second Binding And With Period After Date On Copyright Page. An Attractive Near Fine Book In All Earliest States [Aside From Some Rare Preliminary Bindings] With Some Rubbing At Corners, No Previous Owner's Names Or Other Markings, And Quite Scarce Thus.

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$2,495.00

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The Son of the Wolf. Tales of the Far North.

LONDON, Jack.

Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company,, 1900. Octavo. Original grey cloth, strap decoration and titles to boards and spine in silver. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. Contents very slightly toned, spine a trifle rolled but an exceptionally nice copy. First edition, first printing, first issue text, first state binding. London's first book.

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$2,137.76

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THE SON OF THE WOLF.

London, Jack

Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First edition, first printing. Minor rubbing to silver cover design, mostly to belt on rear board, bookplate to front pastedown, owner name penned to top of front free endpaper, else very good. Original greenish-black cloth with silver belt design and lettering in silver and greenish-black, octavo, (252)pp, flyleaf at rear. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. Vintage photographic print of Jack London mounted to front free endpaper, Jack London's bookplate laid in. The first printing, numbering 2028 copies, was on March 21, 1900. The second printing was not issued until July 13, followed by a third printing on September 25. London’s publishers did not follow their usual practice of removing the date from the title page for the first two reprints of this title (until the fourth and subsequent printings) resulting in some confusion regarding the identification of the true first printing. Jacob Blanck in the "Bibliography of American Literature" (BAL) clearly identified the salient points in 1969; an earlier reference "Jack London: A Bibliography" by Hensley Woodbridge, et al, made some statements in error regarding this title, which still persist. This copy with first printing collation per BAL, and with tipped-in (not sewn) frontispiece, as well as the misplaced comma following the year, 1900, on copyright page (corrected with a period on subsequent printings). These 2 points are found only on BAL first printing collation. (BAL 11869, Sisson & Martens page 2).

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$2,000.00

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The Son of the Wolf

London, Jack

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue text, first state binding. Near Fine with slight spine lean, tape ghosts to endpapers, small spot to cloth at rear gutter. Jack London’s first book; one of 2,028 originally printed as per Sisson & Martens.

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$1,900.00

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Son of the Wolf

Jack London

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1900. First edition. Hardcover. This is a spectacularly fine first edition of Jack London’s first published book.  The striking binding is unique to the first, second, and some third printings (those bound before mid-November 1900) of the first edition, featuring slate-gray cloth boards with silver spine print, silver decoration at front cover corners and spine ends, and a silver “belt” that wraps around the covers and spine, serving as author panel on the spine and title panel on the front cover with print in reverse.  The contents feature cream, laid-paper endsheets and a tissue-guarded frontispiece by Maynard Dixon.  This copy is simply magnificent, in sparkling fine condition. The binding is flawlessly square, clean, bright, and tight, with sharp corners and vivid silver print and decoration.  Slight wrinkling at the spine ends is the only trivial complaint.  The contents are pristine – crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks, no spotting, and no age-toning.  What is perhaps a hint of dust soiling to the top edge of the text block shows only by virtue of contrast to the perfect fore and bottom edges.  The book gives every impression of being unread.  Disagreement persists regarding the precedence of four different identified binding states of the first edition.  Here second printing of the first edition is presumed by virtue of a single dot preceding and a single dot following the ampersand in the publisher’s name at the base of the spine, as well as by a period instead of a comma following “1900” on the copyright page.  (Reference: BAL, Woodbridge, and Sisson)  Irrespective of printing, this is a remarkable copy by virtue of condition.  John Griffith "Jack" London (1876-1916) was an archetypally American author and giant of early 20th century literature.  London first tasted literary success in his late teens.  After work seal hunting and in a jute mill, London won $25 for a “Best Descriptive Article” contest run by the San Francisco Morning Call.  At the time he was laboring for ten cents an hour.  Rejection slips and more manual labor followed before London broke into the literary marketplace.  The roots of his success lay in the Klondike, where he spent the latter part of 1897 and early part of 1898.  The experience yielded literary gold, rather than literal.  London's early, highly successful books were based on his Klondike experiences.  The first of these published books was The Son of the Wolf.  A collection of short stories, it includes the following: The White Silence; The Son of the Wolf; The Men of Forty-Mile; In a Far Country; To the Man on Trail; The Priestly Prerogative; The Wisdom of the Trail; The Wife of a King; and An Odyssey of the North.  All of these stories were previously published in the Overland Monthly and the Atlantic Monthly.   This copy resides within a brown, four-sided cloth chemise nested within a matching brown cloth slipcase with dark brown leather spine featuring silver print and decoration.  The slipcase spine is incorrectly dated “1909”.

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$1,575.00

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THE SON OF THE WOLF.

London, Jack

Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First edition, first printing. Bit of loss to silver design at spine ends and corners of front board, small stain to upper margin of facing pages 70 and 71, else very good.. Original greenish-black cloth with silver belt design and lettering in silver and greenish-black, octavo, (252) pp, flyleaf at rear. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. The first printing, numbering 2028 copies, was on March 21, 1900. Jacob Blanck in the "Bibliography of American Literature" (BAL) clearly identified the primary feature distinguishing first printing from the nearly identical 2nd and 3rd printings, namely, the collation. An earlier reference "Jack London: A Bibliography" by Hensley Woodbridge, et al, made some statements in error regarding this title which still persist. This copy with first printing collation per BAL, and with tipped-in (not sewn) frontispiece, as well as the misplaced comma following the year, 1900, on copyright page (corrected with a period on subsequent printings). These 2 points are found only on BAL first printing collation. BAL 11869, Sisson & Martens page 2.

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$1,500.00

The Son Of The Wolf (First Trade Issue, Mixed State)

London, Jack

Boston and New York / Riverside Press, Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Slate-grey Cloth. Near Fine/No DJ. 7 7/8" Tall. Frontispiece By Maynard Dixon "Malamute Kid Halted Him" . Embossed Cloth With Silver. First Trade Printing, Mixed States. (I-Viii) Including Preliminary Blank Leaf After The Front Free Endpaper, (1), 2-251; Printer's Imprint , P. (252); Final Blank Leaf Before The Rear Free Endpaper. Stub Between Pp 10 And 11. Publisher's Imprint At Bottom Of Spine : Houghton | Mifflin.&.Co. With Periods Around Ampersand, And Ampersand Is An Odd Design [Both Indications Of A Second Or Third Printing). 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 (Not Present Here, At Least Design Is Not Standard Ampersand But Also Not Defective, Just A Different Symbol); 2. Perfect "E" In "Spruce" And Perfect "T" In "Might" In The Bottom Two Lines, Page 147 (Present Here, And Henry's Second And Third States And Later Issues Have Imperfect Letters); 3. No Stub Between Pp 6-7 (As In This Example, Stub Between Pp 10 And 11); 4. Sets Of Binding Threads Between Pp 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, And Every Six Leaves To 246-247 (Not Present Here, This Example Having Binding Threads Between Pp. 2 And 3, 18 And 19, Etc). The First State Requires A Comma After Copyright Date, Now Considered A Simple Distinguishing Point Of The First State, But There Is A Period In This Example. Lastly, The Type On Pp. 65 And 67 Is Unbroken. An Attractive Near Fine Book With Very Slight Rubbing At Corners, No Previous Owner's Names Or Other Markings. Altogether A Very Nice Example In The Type Ii Binding Except Not A Broken Ampersand, Just An Odd Symbol, And With Sheets (Other Than Period On Copyright Page) Retaining First Printing Points.

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$1,495.00

The Son of the Wolf

London, Jack

Quiet Vision Pub. Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$503.96

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The Son of the Wolf

LONDON, Jack

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Reprint in first issue binding with spine imprint "Houghton / Mifflin & Co." and 3 (rather than 4) preliminary leaves. Original grey cloth stamped in silver; 251pp.; frontispiece with tissue guard. Extremities a bit rubbed and worn, silver unevenly rubbed, else Very Good and sound. The author's first book, a collection of short stories. WOODBRIDGE 1; BAL 11869.

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$500.00

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The Son of the Wolf

London, Jack

London: Isbister, 1902. Burgandy cloth with gilt titles and blind-stamped motifs of front and rear boards.. Untrimmed. Some rubbing to hinges and corners, spine bumped. Spine sunned.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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$467.64

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THE SON OF THE WOLF

London, Jack

Boston and NY: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (1900). Early reprint (unrecorded). Some rubbing to cover design, minor wear to edges of covers, but very good. Bright green pictorial cloth with title and illustration of trapper and dog outlined in cream; octavo; (252) pp followed by blank leaf. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. Collation differs from the 3 printings of the first edition described in BAL. This printing has the most regular collation with all gatherings in 8s; the last page of text independent of the last gathering and contiguous with the final blank leaf. Cover design is the same as BAL first edition, third printing "new style" binding though that issue has the title blocked in red on the front cover. The ampersand in the publisher's imprint at foot of spine is a typographic oddity bearing little resemblance to an actual ampersand. BAL 11869; Sisson/Martens page 2.

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$450.00

The Son of the Wolf

LONDON, Jack

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 1900. First edition; later of three 1900 printings. publisher's slate cloth stamped in silver.. Old ink ownership signature on pastedown; silver decoration rubbed; tight and sound. 8vo,.

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$400.00

The Son of the Wolf

London, Jack

NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900. Hardcover. Yes. First Grosset & Dunlap reprint edition. Light grey cloth with lettering and illustration in silhouette with black background. Copyright page still reads "1900". IN THE RARE DUST JACKET, white background printed in red. A tight copy, generally fine, with narrow dampstain along upper corner edge of the front free endpaper and first blank and faintly on title page. Dust jacket has a corresponding dampstain along the outer edge beginning halfway up and extending to the top right corner. Remainder of jacket is lightly soiled and with some moderate edge wear and shallow chipping.

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$300.00

Son of the Wolf

Jack London

Good. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.

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$186.27

The Son of the Wolf; Tales of the Far North

LONDON, JACK

Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons 1910. early (second?) edition, duodecimo, red cloth boards with black lettering to front board and spine, v + 251pp, VG+ (light wear, foxing to prelims), lacks d/w

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$111.72

Son of the Wolf

London, Jack

Amereon Ltd. Used - Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$97.81

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The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North

London, Jack

Boston / New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930. Collection of nine of London's Northern tales: The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty-Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. Hardcover, full red cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, spine gilt dulled; jacket chipped with short tear to rear panel, long (four inches) tear to front panel. Text clean; [4], 251 pages.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.

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$75.00

THE SON OF THE WOLF

JACK LONDON

GEORGE NEWNES. Hardcover. Used; Very Good. Published by George Newnes in 0001. . Condition: Very Good. May show some slight signs of wear. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase helps support authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Bookbarn International Inventory #1767622

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$66.79

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Son of the Wolf, The (Large Print)

Jack London

Read How You Want, 2006-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$54.94