First edition 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 copy is the second issue, as are virtually all known copies of the first edition. 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. A lovely copy.
Read more: Jacob Blanck, Bibliography of American Literature, 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). Publisher's ads at rear. viii, , 327, ,  pages. Light bumping to corners and spine ends, touch of rubbing to central vignette. Interior clean. Sound and bright.
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