Lot 23: Jack London The Call of the Wild First Edition in DJ

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Lot 23: Author: London, Jack. Title: The Call of the Wild. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Macmillan Company. Date Published: 1903. Description: (5)-231, (1) + (2) ad pp. Illustrated with 11 color plates, including frontispiece with tissue-guard, plus 5 color illustrations in the text, by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorations by Charles E. Hooper. (8vo) original decorative vertically ribbed green cloth, lettered in gilt, spine and front cover pictorially blocked in black, white, and terra-cotta, top edge gilt, pictorial jacket. First Edition, First Issue. Jack London's best and most enduring work. A near fine copy, in the rare original dust jacket. Signed by London's daughter Becky London on the half title. Bookplate of Mellinger and Florence Stokes on front pastedown. BAL 11876; Sisson & Martens, p. 13. Jacket unrestored, faded on the spine and with some light chipping to the edges, some offsetting of the white front cover stamping on the reverse of the dust jacket; slight lean to spine, light extremity wear; near fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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