"He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time": First Edition of The Call of the Wild In the Scarce Original Dust Jacket
The Call of the Wild.
Item Number: 4544
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.
First edition first issue, of one of the most desirable classics in American literature. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a the original dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and front panel. With 18 full-page color illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
The Call of the Wild is "one of the first American novels to examine the quest of the pioneering individual who breaks away from the sheltered environment of civilization and is romantically compelled to find freedom in nature. In the early part of the century this was considered the American dream" (Parker, 16). Named by Modern Library's as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.