Book #45001

Tarzan the Magnificent - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], [6], 7-318, [2] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1939.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs

First edition/first printing, pebbled blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with lightly rubbed extremities and sunning to spine in about Fine dust-jacket. Zeuschner 749.

"Truth is stranger than fiction."
If this tale should seem in part incredible, please bear this axiom in mind. It had its beginning more than twenty years ago, unless one wishes to go further back to the first amoeba or even beyond that to the cosmos shattering clash of two forgotten suns.

Price: $1,900.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.