(#165189) BEFORE ADAM. Jack London.

BEFORE ADAM. New York: The Macmillan Company. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1907. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-xii] 1-242 [243-246: ads], inserted two-page map, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull, plus smaller illustrations by Bull in the text, original pictorial light brown rough buckram, front and spine panels stamped in dark brown, red and white, top edge stained tan, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First published edition, preceded by a copyright printing. London's first SF novel in which he uses a favorite theme, atavism, as a device to project a consciousness into the past. "The hard realistic edge and controlled language make this one of London's best, an important minor classic." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 144-48. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-106; (1981) 1-115; (1987) 1-58; (1995) 1-58. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 45. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 514. Bleiler (1978), p. 125. Reginald 09140. BAL 11903. Neat Christmas 1912 gift inscription at top edge of front free endpaper. Hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good, bright copy. (#165189).

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"Published February, 1907" on copyright page.