Book #45009

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition: Reprint Edition
Size: 8vo; [viii], 333, [11], 8 plates pages
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1924].

First Grosset & Dunlap reprint from the 1923 McClurg edition, red cloth with black lettering, three incorrect page numbers on illustrations page in Very Good condition with lightly sunned spine, little rubbing to extremities, lacking the dust-jacket. Zeuschner 583.

The ninth Tarzan novel, where he and his family encounter and adopt an orphaned lion cub, whom they name Jad-bal-ja, "The Golden Lion" in the language of the lost land of Pal-ul-don, which they have recently left.

Price: $39.00

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.