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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

Shipping Autumn 2022

Early Bird Bonus! 

  • The first 50 pre-orders will be entered into a drawing for three special editions of The Call of the Wild with handmade paste papers from master Canadian artist Susan Kristoferson

  • Her decorative papers were recently acquired by NYC's Metropolitan Art Museum as part of their Paper Legacy Collection and will be included in a collection to be exhibited at the Grolier Club next year

  • Don't miss out on the chance to own one of these special editions with endpapers designed to complement the subarctic landscapes of London's breakthrough novel

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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