First edition, second issue (as expected) of this classic story of the life and domestication of an Alaskan wolfdog.
"But he was, further, the fiercest of the litter."
Much like London's earlier animal fiction novel THE CALL OF THE WILD, it was particularly popular among young audiences. Originally serialized in OUTING magazine, the events of WHITE FANG are largely seen through the eyes of the eponymous wolfdog, and the compelling story of his slow journey to trust humans has been adapted into numerous films. This edition, with its slate grey binding and stylish plates by naturalist and taxidermist Charles Livingston Bull, is evocative of the northern wilderness Jack London so beautifully describes.
Read more: Jacob Blanck, Bibliography of American Literature, item 11896.
New York and London: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 7.5'' x 5''. Original grey pictorial cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial endpapers of the Alaskan wilderness. Full-page color frontispiece with seven color plates and five landscapes in red. Tipped-in title page (second issue; only one institutional copy documented with integral title page at AAS: see BAL). viii, , 328 pages, followed by two leaves of ads. Light bumping to corners and spine ends, small scuff to front board; a few tiny spots of soil to margins. Sound and bright.
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