Book #45006

Jungle Tales of Tarzan - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Book #45006 Jungle Tales of Tarzan - 1st Edition. Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Jungle Tales of Tarzan - 1st Edition

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1919.

First edition/first printing, bound in an unusual bright orange cloth with black lettering on the front cover and spine in close to Near Fine condition with front hinge starting. Without the scarce dust-jacket. The five sepia plates and 12 interior illustrations are by J. Allen St. John. McClurg published an unusual four printings of this title with a total of 63,000 copies, making it the second largest printing for any McClurg title. Zeuschner 214.

The collection of twelve short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the Tarzan; 8vo; [x], 319, [1] pages.

Price: $607.50

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.