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The Son Of The Wolf: Tales Of The Far North (First Published State And First Issue With All Points) by  Jack London - First Edition, First Issue, First State 1st Printing - 1900 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.com

The Son Of The Wolf: Tales Of The Far North (First Published State And First Issue With All Points)

by London, Jack

Condition: Near Fine/No DJ


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" . (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, 1010 Of Second Printing, 1004 Of Third Printing, But What Identifies 2Nd And Third Printings Is Not Absolutely Clear). Embossed Slate Grey Cloth With Silver. Near Fine. First Trade Printing, First Issue, First State On All Known Points. 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. Perfect "E" In "Spruce" And "T" In "Might" Bottom Two Lines, Page 147. 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 Scarce Thus.


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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