San Francisco: Overland Monthly Publishing Co., 1899. First edition. 2 volumes, rebound in half morocco and brown cloth (Vol. 33) and half morocco and marbled boards (Vol. 34). Vol. 33 bound with original front wrappers from each issue but not rear wrapper or advertisements; Vol. 34 bound with front and rear wrappers and advertisements. Covers and content quite clean and relatively unworn. Trimmed by the binder about 3/8" in height with some loss to wrapper upper or lower margins. Item #22866
These 2 volumes contain 8 of the 9 short stories collected in 1900 in London's first book: "The Son of the Wolf": To the Man on the Trail; The White Silence; The Son of the Wolf; The Men of Forty-Mile; In a Far Country; The Priestly Prerogative; The Wife of a King; The Wisdom of theTrail. The ninth story "An Odyssey of the North" was published first in the January 1900 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It is increasingly difficult to collect Jack London in these first magazine appearances of his stories and the Overland Monthly "Son of the Wolf" series is particularly scarce and desirable. (Walker & Sisson 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 22; Woodbridge 783, 803, 763, 718, 684, 739, 807, 809.).