NY: Macmillan, 1903. First edition, first printing. Original green pictorial cloth decorated in white, red, and black, gilt lettering, octavo, 231pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 10 color plates, color and monochrome illustrations in the text. Minor wear to edges, rear cover moderately scuffed, front endpapers toned, bookplate to front pastedown (a contemporary bookplate with photogravure image of the book's owners, Ethel & Charles Little), a very good copy. Item #22143
This copy autographed in 1974 on verso of front free endpaper by Becky London Fleming.Though the largest first printing of any of London's works (71,584 copies printed in the first edition) this is also among the most difficult to find in collectable condition. Call of the Wild is London's finest and best conceived work, and is widely regarded as one of the great novels of the 20th century. BAL 11876; Sisson & Martens p. 14; Woodbridge 19.