The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

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Jack London's 1903 breakthrough novel, The Call of the Wild, reinvigorated turn-of-the-century American literature with a new assertive voice that sang a paean to the primitive world, overflowing with instinct, sensation and emotion.

Century Press is pleased to present a striking new edition of The Call of the Wild, limited to 500 letterpress printed copies.

  • Fully bound in vegetable-tanned, Slate Blue goatskin leather from the Hudson Valley

  • Two-colour letterpress printed on premium 100% cotton 'Flurry' paper with a 1956 Heidelberg 'Windmill' platen press, typeset in Caslon

  • Four brand new, full-page illustrations from Calvin Laituri

  • Italian, tight-weave, cotton ribbon bookmark

  • New introduction by Jack London historian, Jonah Raskin

  • Original silver-stamped artwork on front cover, back cover, and spine by Mac Pogue

  • Smyth-sewn by hand for maximum durability

  • Measures 7.5" x 5.25"

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    Note: Our leather bindings are made from the honest hide of an animal. You're getting the real deal: full-grain leather, considered the best and highest quality leather available. Be aware that this type of leather can be naturally marked with features from each animal like creases, wrinkles, and insect bites. This means that no Century Press book will look exactly the same. 

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    Mel Piff
    They just keep getting better!

    I just want to take a moment to say how much I like your edition of “The Call of the Wild.” This is my third Century Press book, and it is a pleasure to see how each book grows. I think this is the most beautiful volume of the three, with its gorgeous blue leather cover, light blue ribbon marker, matching blue snowflakes on the introduction page and the following title page, and the blue drop capital for each chapter - not to forget the blue type on the initial title page or the blue flame on the candle (nice touch!). The illustrations are extraordinary, like fine etchings. The letterpress printing is crisp and impressions obvious as you run your fingers over the text. As usual, the introduction gives a sense of history to the book and urges the reader forward to the story itself. Thank you for this impressive volume. Here’s to your continued growth and success!

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    Andrew Carter
    Another gem

    As with previous issues this new one shines - the goat skin binding is great, the use of blue creates a really great contrast to the printed black. And the paper holds the impressing of the letterpress machine to give a great tactile feel. Lovely.

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    Jerritt Pawlyk

    The Call of the Wild

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    Isaac Graham-Hickman
    Superb Quality!

    Absolutely adore my copy of The Call of the Wild. Excellent communication and postage. The book it self is gorgeous with stunning illustrations and two toned letterpress. The introduction by Jonah Raskin was very informative and enjoyable. Overall immensely happy with this product and cannot wait for the next book!

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    Amy
    Great Gift

    This is a beautiful book that made a great gift.