Capitalizing on his recognized ability to understand animals, the author of "Call of the Wild" here paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world. Illustrations. Map.Capitalizing on his recognized ability to understand animals, the author of "Call of the Wild" here paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world. Illustrations. Map.Read Less
Y. Macmillan Co., New York, NY, 1907. 1st Edition, Good+, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 242pgs. EX-LIBRARY copy with library bookplate inside front cover, 2 library embossments, card holder remnants inside rear cover. Brown cloth slightly frayed head & foot of spine, rear endpapers partly browned from card holder, 1/2" rear endpaper hinge paper tear, plates at pages 85 &167 missing, o.w. a clean copy. text pages bright & in Fine condition. also has B/W Illustrations. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. P.F. Collier and Son, New York, NY, 1907. REPRINT Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 228, 168pgs. Green cloth, gold gilt spine letters and trim, embossed front cover and spine designs. Cloth slightly mottled on rear cover, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. Illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull and Henry Hutt with T. C. Lawrence. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fisher, Leonard Everett. Fine in Fine jacket. 172 pages First Illustrated edition, first printing. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. Biographical introduction by Willy Ley. Epiloque by Loren Eisley. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with very slight wear to the top of the spine. A beautiful copy!
Good. No Jacket. Good. No Jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Rare first edition by the famed American author of "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang. " Illustrated with b&w line drawings, with colored frontispiece and a few color drawings inside. Front hinge cracked and binding a little loose; cover has some wear. 242 pp. Brown cloth with footprints tracking across the front, lettered in red.
1907, 1st Edition. () Very good. [i-vi], vii, [viii], 1-242 [+ 4 pages ads]. 12mo. Light brown rough buckram with white outlined red lettering on spine and front cover (writing on spine is rather worn). Brown and grey decoration on spine and front cover showing ape like footprints. The boards are somewhat bumped at corners and ends of spine; there is a mild amount of soiling to the back board and a small amount of profressional restoration has been done. Previous owners book plate affixed to front pastedown with the date 1907 written visible behind it-discoloured spot on page opposite from plate. 8 full colour plates (including frontis) and a two page B / W map. Smaller B / W illustrations throughout. Clean, tight text block with the exception of a few light finger print marks. Long and bottom outer edge of text block roughly trimmed, with top edge darkened. A lovely copy. Sissons & Martens; 34. John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 ¿ November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. "Before Adam" was serialized in 1906 and 1907 in Everybody's Magazine. It is the story of a boy who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. The story offers an early view of human evolution. The majority of the story is told through the eyes of the boy's hominid alter ego, one of the Cave People. In addition to the Cave People, there are the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull.
London, Jack: BEFORE ADAM. New York: Macmillan, February 1907. First Edition, Very Good or Better pictorial binding; would be Fine but the spine is a tad dulled. This is a gorgeous decorative binding (red and white lettering, brown and grey semi-human paw-prints, on tan buckram). Frontispiece and 7 other inserted plates by Charles Livingston Bull in color, plus in-text black and white vignettes of prehistoric life. Adventures of a prehistoric hominid who has just made an evolutionary leap and is mistrusted even by his own mother, and cast from their tree-home by a step-father.
Ink in inscription a little light, likely right from the time of its creation as London has gone over a few letters in his last name. The rear endpaper and the last leaf of ads (of three) lacking. Cloth somewhat dingy but decorations and lettering on... Decorated cloth. Illustrated with eight color plates and text drawings by Charles Livingston Bull. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to J. W. Speare "with compliments" and dated Glen Ellen, Calif. 29 December 1909. A small (2-1/8" x 1-5/8") original photograph of London is pasted to the front pastedown opposite the inscription on the front endpaper.
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