Book #45011

The Beasts of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1916.

Price: $217.50

First edition/first printing, olive green cloth with bright gold lettering in Very Good+ condition with lightly cocked spine, prior owner's name to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, lacking the scarce dust-jacket. Zeuschner 43.

"Tarzan throws off his three year cloak of civilazation, and with ... A bound, is back at home again among the beasts of the Jungle, plunging into a [new] series of adventures ..." (from the dust-jacket) ; 8vo; [xii], 336, [4] pages.

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.