The Call of the Wild - Jack London 1903 - The Macmillan Company, New York - First Edition, First Issue Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and . . . he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire, and to plunge into the forest

A fresh first edition of Jack London's best and most enduring work, with little of the usual rubbing to the boards. Illustrated with eleven full page colour plates, including frontispiece with tissue-guard, five in-text colour illustrations, and numerous full page and in-text single tint decorations and illustrations, by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, decorations by Charles E. Hooper.

Included with this particular copy is a $50 cash check (cheque) completed in Jack London's hand, dated ‘Feb 3 1905’ and drawn on the Central Bank of Oakland.

‘What projects
The Call of the Wild towards immortality is London's urgent and vivid style, and his astonishing identification with the world he's describing’ - The Guardian Newspaper (2014), 100 best novels.
  Provenance: Bookplate of Philadelphia's Tabard Inn Library.

Reference: BAL 11876. Sisson & Martens,
Jack London First Editions, 13.

Octavo (book size 20 x 14 cm) pp. [6] 9-231 [1] 2 (publisher’s ads). Pagination reflects that of the publisher which includes the colour plates. In publisher’s vertically ribbed green cloth, decorated in black, white, and terracotta, and lettered in gilt to spine and front board, top edge gilt, pale green illustrated endpapers.
  Condition: Slight spine lean, some light loss of white stamping as typical, bookplate, rear hinge starting; very good   Ref: 109421   Price: HK$ 12,500