Item #JL058 White Fang. Jack London.

White Fang

Bull, Charles Livingston. Hard Cover. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1906. First Edition. Near Fine.

Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. First edition, usual second issue with tipped-in cancel title page as usual. Publisher's vertically ribbed gray-green decorative cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine, wolf illustration and lettering stamped in black and white to the front board. Near fine, with light soiling to cloth, light rubbing to spine ends, a touch of rubbing to front board illustration, light bump to bottom of front board, erased pencil signature to front pastedown, and rear hinge starting. Overall, a very bright and pleasing copy of Jack London's follow up to Call of the Wild. BAL 11896. Originally published serially in Outing magazine from May-October 1906, White Fang is a companion novel to its predecessor, The Call of the Wild. The novel is written from the point of view of the titular main character, a wolf-dog named White Fang, as he transitions into domestication. The novel is set in the Yukon Territory in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. White Fang is the thematic opposite of its companion text; while The Call of the Wild concerns a dog's natural wild instincts, White Fang is about an undomesticated creature's ability to be tamed. Although the cancel title is identified by Woodbridge and BAL as the second issue, no copies with the integral title page have been located.

Item #JL058

Price: $950.00

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