Author: London, Jack (1876-1916) signed
Publisher: MacMillan Company
viii+242+[4 ad] pages with 8 colored plates including frontispiece. Small Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2"). Bound in brown buckram with pictorial cover stamped in two tone brown footprints, lettered in red and white on spine and cover. Illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull. A run of 20,080 were printed. Check dated July 13, 1907 signed by Jack London laid in. (BAL 11903) First edition.
Best know for his tales of the Klondike and the sea, London also made significant contributions to science fiction. In this "sympathetic and convincing" novel of life in the Pliocene epoch, he explores theories of "atavism and the racial unconscious."
Covers and spine rubbed and soiled, ring stain on back cover, discoloration on end paper and paste down, corners bumped, white around title lettering on front cover faded out, text slightly soiled, plate loose opposite page 24. Else about very good lacking dust jacket.
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