• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice (1875-1950). Tarzan of the Apes. Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1914.

    Price Realised  

    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice (1875-1950). Tarzan of the Apes. Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1914.

    8o. Half-title, pictorial title-page after Fred J. Arting. Original maroon cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (very minor rubbing at spine ends, otherwise fine).

    FIRST EDITION of the first of the Tarzan novels, first issue with the printer's name in old English type on the copyright page, and first state binding with "A.C. McClurg & Co." at the base of spine. The story first appeared in the pulp magazine The All-Story, vol. XXIV, no. 2 (October 1912). Currey 93; Heins TA-3 (copyright page) and see TA-2 (binding).


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