LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. London, William Heinemann, 1907.
8vo. Original blue ribbed cloth, illustrated in red and white, lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers; pp. 231, pictorial title-page printed in grey-blue and black, plates in colour and illustrations in blue-grey; illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, book design by Charles Edward Hooper; light marking to cloth, front hinge strenghtened, light offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a very good copy with contemporary gift inscription to front fly-leaf.
Using the original US sheets and binding this is a later printing for the British market of a rare book with the original lavish design. Based on London's experince of life and hardship on the Yukon during the Klondyke gold rush, the moving dog story discusses civilisation, power struggles, and the brutality of mankind. This book, first serialized and then published in this book form in the US made Jack London famous overnight.