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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

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THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North.

London, Jack.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin and Co.,. 1900.. First edition of the author's first book. First issue and/or state with extra blanks at front and back; no dots flanking ampersand at base of spine; frontispiece tipped in; comma after "1900" on copyright page; and perfect "e" in "spruce" and "t" in "might" bottom two lines, page 147. Gray cloth boards stamped in silver. Touch of rubbing to silver stamping on spine, otherwise crisp, bright and near fine. With bookplate of the famous collector Clifton Waller Barrett tipped to endpaper. BAL 11869. .

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$3,250.00

The Son Of The Wolf: Tales Of The Far North

London, Jack

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. Consistent With More Recent Bibliographic Information, There Is A Comma After Copyright Date, A Simple Distinguishing Point Of The First State. 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, And Quite Scarce Thus.This Copy With The Original Bookseller's Label From W.F. Purnell, Sacramento, Circa 1900.

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$3,250.00

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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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$2,172.96

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The Son Of The Wolf: Tales Of The Far North (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" . (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). 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.

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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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The Son Of The Wolf: Tales Of The Far North (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 Partially Broken ("Flight" And "Perfect" But Less So Than Some Other Issues). 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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$1,750.00

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THE SON OF THE WOLF.

London, Jack.

Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 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. 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. 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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$1,500.00

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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

LONDON, Jack

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1900. FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING. Frontispiece inserted, tissue guard present. Publisher's greenish-black cloth with silver belt design, with the dots surrounding the "&" at the bottom of the spine. An excellent copy. First edition, second printing according to BAL. This is London's first book, a group of nine stories set in the Yukon. This work brought him "national fame for his Kiplingesque portrayal of the brutal, vigorous life of the Far North" (Hart, 490).

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$1,200.00

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THE SON OF THE WOLF

London, Jack

1900. Tales of the Far North. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Original charcoal grey cloth decorated in silver. First Edition, first printing, of Jack London's first book -- a collection of tales sited in the Yukon featuring such characters as Scruff Mackenzie, Malemute Kid and Sitka Charley. In 1897 London had joined the gold rush to the Klondike; the following year, stricken with scurvy, he returned to Oakland where he wrote these tales from his experiences.~This is one of the 2028 copies of the first printing, identifiable only by its collation (four leaves in signature 1, six leaves in signatures 2-22; there were two subsequent 1900 printings that are identical to this except for their collation, and which are thus often confused for first printings). This copy is in the binding state that does not have dots flanking the ampersand at the foot of the spine -- surmised by Blanck to be the first state.~It is in very good condition, with less than the usual amount of erosion of the silver decoration at the spine ends and fore-corners; the endpapers are cracked (the rear one has a narrow strip of matching paper), and there is a damp-mark in the margin of the last few leaves. Sisson & Martens p. 2; Blanck 11869.

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$650.00

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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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$475.34

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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

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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

Star Rover House, 1980-12-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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$135.76

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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$104.93

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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: Tales of the Far North

Jack London

BiblioLife, 2009-03-19. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$63.53

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The Son of the Wolf (Bibliolife Reproduction Series)

Jack London

BiblioLife, 2009-06-04. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$63.53