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The Sea-Wolf by  Jack LONDON - First Edition - 1904 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Sea-Wolf

by LONDON, Jack

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. One of London's best-known adventure novels, basis for numerous film adaptations, including the classic 1941 Michael Curtiz film starring Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, and Ida Lupino. BAL 11882. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's light blue vertical-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine (Blanck's 'B' binding) and decorations stamped in ivory, orange and navy blue on front panel; top edge gilt; 366, [3pp] ads; illustrated frontispiece with 5 black and white plates inserted. Hinges neatly repaired, cloth lightly rubbed and soiled at extremities, with gilt at top edge dulled and final plate present but detached; faint, thumb-sized dampstain to lower edge of final 30pp; just Very Good.


The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American writer Jack London about a literary critic and other survivors of an ocean collision who come under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues them. Its first printing of forty thousand copies were immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London's previous The Call of the Wild.


  • Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 19183
  • Title: The Sea-Wolf
  • Author: LONDON, Jack
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1904
  • Bookseller catalogs: Modern Fiction;


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