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Bearbeitet: Sept. 30, 2014, 3:56pm

I came across this cover and wanted to share its excellent design

And when I went looking at covers, there are some really cool others that I plan to gather here.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 1, 2014, 12:08pm

I love the unusual colors and the fade. It certainly adds to the composition.

Sept. 30, 2014, 9:27pm

May I assist?

Okt. 1, 2014, 7:48am

Yes ma'am. I thought you might like this topic.

Okt. 1, 2014, 12:11pm

Ohhh...this is a really nice one used on several translations:

Okt. 1, 2014, 12:46pm

>4 2wonderY: ha! And what gave it away? :D

This is one I have at home:

It's a nice cover, although it can't represent Buck.

Okt. 1, 2014, 12:47pm

Oooh! Look at this TBSL cover!

Bearbeitet: Okt. 1, 2014, 1:00pm

Now, THIS looks like Buck!

The artist appears to be Phillip R. Goodwin, no touchstone.

When artists portray Buck as a husky or wolf, it shows they're not representing him for what he was: half Saint Bernard and half Scotch Shepherd (collie).

And here's the book:

Addendum: guess I'm not getting a copy of it, yet:


Bearbeitet: Okt. 1, 2014, 1:33pm

Yeah, that's ridiculous. I'm very glad you found a clean and unfaded print of Goodwin's art.

found and padded his author page a tiny bit:
Philip R. Goodwin

Okt. 1, 2014, 1:37pm

>8 fuzzi: Try refining the search to the title and Goodwin - there were three copies under $15. Those higher prices were for Jack London signed first editions.

Okt. 1, 2014, 3:04pm

I just loaded my Call of the Wild book into LT. Somehow it wasn't in my catalog, or at least not the special version I have. Now it is, illustrated by Paul Bransom, the cover wasn't in the member uploaded images, so I loaded it, I love it, but I don't know how to share it here. Gotta run to work. I'll fiddle more later.

Okt. 1, 2014, 3:21pm

I>11 MrsLee: I went to your shelves and found it. I can show it for you (html lessons are available near you!)

Very nice! Some of the best illustrators, eh?

Bearbeitet: Okt. 1, 2014, 4:44pm

>12 2wonderY: Love!!!!!! I adore Paul Bransom's art.

>10 2wonderY: I didn't see those...maybe they just got added? Hmm.

>9 2wonderY: thank you for doing that. I wasn't able to take much time at lunch to do LT stuff.

Okt. 1, 2014, 8:22pm

Here's another Paul Bransom cover illustration:

I think he got the breed correct, eh?

Okt. 1, 2014, 11:11pm

Okt. 2, 2014, 2:27am

>12 2wonderY: Thank you, I know there is a thread in the Green Dragon which tells me how to do this, I just didn't have time to fiddle with it. Glancing through that book I have, it is loaded not only with color illustration, but little images as well. If the story weren't so heartbreaking, I would read it again.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 2, 2014, 7:39am

>16 MrsLee: it is very sad, in parts.

I read it as a child, about 6 years old, in an abridged edition, which I wish I still had even though I now despise anything abridged.

The illustrator accurately depicted Buck on that cover, wouldn't you say?

Okt. 2, 2014, 8:01am

Strange. I do like your various book covers. It is just that half the Wolves look like Dogs (OK. Big Dogs!)

Guido :-)

Okt. 2, 2014, 12:37pm

>18 guido47: but Buck, the main character in The Call of the Wild was a dog!

Bearbeitet: Okt. 2, 2014, 12:59pm

Found online, not quite a TBSL (1965 edition), but a good illustration imho:

Bearbeitet: Okt. 2, 2014, 1:00pm

Not a cover, but a lovely ink illustration of Buck and his first master, Judge Miller:

I have a copy of this edition, from (shhh) 1968.

Okt. 6, 2014, 3:27pm

Okt. 6, 2014, 10:14pm

>22 jnwelch: ooh, nicely tattered...what year?

Okt. 7, 2014, 5:24am

Thanks >19 fuzzi:, I really must have read the book many, many years ago. If I can find it I will add it to my TBR pile.

Okt. 7, 2014, 9:31am

>23 fuzzi: It's 1910, fuzzi.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 17, 2014, 5:56pm

>25 jnwelch: ::drooling::

Look at this one, a "Pocket book" from 1949:

Buck looks pretty accurate.

Addendum: artist is Dom Lupo.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 7, 2014, 10:35am

And from 1952, illustrated classic (comic):

>1 2wonderY: what have you done to me???? ;)

Okt. 12, 2014, 7:31pm

I'm working on my covers, and ran across another fruitful title for lots of lovely bookcovers, A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. Pretty, pretty.

Okt. 12, 2014, 7:54pm

These are lovely! Thank you for sharing them. I just visited London's "Valley of the Moon" State Park recently and it is a very special place:

Okt. 13, 2014, 7:28am

>29 AmourFou: thanks for sharing that article. If I ever get out to California, that museum will be on my itinerary. :)

Okt. 13, 2014, 5:19pm

fuzzi - we just happened to be in Sonoma with a free day and I saw the Park on the map. It is our favorite memory from the trip!

Okt. 14, 2014, 8:01am

>28 MrsLee: Oh please do start a thread for that book! I've got several copies of it because of the illustrators.

Okt. 14, 2014, 11:58am


Bearbeitet: Okt. 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Time to add a couple more:

No date on this one, but since it is a Pocket Book, priced at 25 cents, it probably is in the TBSL range:

I have noted that many, MANY covers display either a husky, or a German Shepherd dog! Not right, wrong, error!

Here's one from 1914 that has taken into account Buck's parentage, but with more of his mother's looks (Scotch Shepherd/collie) than his fathers (St. Bernard):

The artist is not mentioned, but maybe if one of you has better eyes than I do, you could figure out what the initials are in the bottom of these illustrations:

There was another illustration, but it was rather unpleasant, of a sled dog that had been shot dead. I decided to not share it.

Okt. 17, 2014, 6:19pm

No date on this one, but it looks TBSL:

Okt. 17, 2014, 7:59pm

>34 fuzzi: Looks like a stylized "S.R." I don't know who that would be though. The pictures look very familiar. Like maybe from a version I had long ago, but I'm not sure.

Interesting, when I typed S.R. into the LT search, and chose "authors" the only book to come up was Call of the Wild owned by two members.

Okt. 17, 2014, 10:37pm

Description of Buck:

But for the stray brown on his muzzle and above his eyes, and for the splash of white hair that ran midmost down his chest, he might well have been mistaken for a gigantic wolf, larger than the largest of the breed. From his St. Bernard father he had inherited size and weight, but it was his shepherd mother who had given shape to that size and weight. His muzzle was the long wolf muzzle, save that it was larger than the muzzle of any wolf; and his head, somewhat broader, was the wolf head on a massive scale.

Okt. 18, 2014, 9:39pm

>17 fuzzi: I found a copy of this edition at a yard sale, today!


Dez. 8, 2014, 10:24pm

>8 fuzzi: I am adding the 1906 edition to my library, as I just found a copy in fair-good condition on ebay. :)

I'd upload the cover, but the gallery isn't currently allowing any additions... :(