EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – TARZAN and MARS Series and Others – FROM ORIGINAL OWNER

I purchased 68 Edgar Rice Burroughs titles from the son of the original owner. Included were 22 Burrough’s Tarzana imprints, 33 different titles in wraps, and a number of Grosset and Dunlap early reprints. The history of this collection follows these images.

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COLLECTION HISTORY

George Sr. was an amazing book collector with focused interests in military, nautical, aviation, mystery, and fantasy genres. Almost 20 years ago when he died, his son, George Jr., started cleaning out his Dad’s home which was packed with books. I bought van loads, but Jr. kept many of the books. Now Junior is moving west, and cannot take all the books, and is allowing me to continue purchasing his Dad’s books. George Jr., told me he would come home from school in the 50s and 60s, and everyday there were packages of books, a good majority from London booksellers. He could not touch his Dad’s books unless he wore white gloves. It has been thrilling to purchase for almost 2 decades from this wonderful collection.

My guess is that George Sr.’s passion began with reading TARZAN titles with Grosset & Dunlap red cover reprints in 1930. Among these ERB titles are a number of G&D reprints, and George Sr. often would put his name and date in his books. Some of the G&D titles have 1930 and 1931 on the front free endpapers – the earliest dates I have seen from this vast collection.

Below are the front covers of the Tarzana imprints which include:

CARSON OF VENUS — SOLD
ESCAPE OF VENUS — SOLD
PIRATES OF VENUS – SOLD
LOST ON VENUS — SOLD
A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS — $70 (Order No. 68149)
MASTER MIND OF MARS — $70 (Order No. 42356)
THE WARLORD OF MARS — $70 (Order No. 42350)
SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS — $75 (Order No. 4475)
THE CHESSMEN OF MARS — $65 (Order No. 42355)
SWORDS OF MARS — $85 (Order No. 68148)
THUVIA MAID OF MARS — SOLD
THE GODS OF MARS — $75 (Order No. 42352)
A PRINCESS OF MARS — SOLD
TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY — $75 (Order No. 68988)
TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT  — $60 (Order No. 68983)
TARZAN’S QUEST — $45 (Order No. 68984)
TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE — $50 (Order No. 42359)
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN — $35 (Order No. 4477)
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN — $40 (Order No. 68985)
TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD — $40 (Order No. 68986)
TARZAN TRIUMPHANT — $25 (Order No. 68987)
TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION — $45 (Order No. 58017)

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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – 9 UNREAD TITLES – COVER ART – ACE BOOKS – 40 CENT SOFTCOVER EDITIONS — $50 (order number BPBC)

Offered here as a lot are these ACE BOOKS nine titles from the SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC series, with 40 cent cover prices. All are unread, appear to have never been opened, and each has fantastic cover art – just the reason you want to add them to your ERB collection or a vintage softcover (wraps) vintage cover art collection. REMEMBER when thinking value — these are unread and unopened softcover books – not seen in this condition.

In this lot, all with 40 cent cover prices and unread are:

F-156 – AT THE EARTH’S CORE
F-157 – THE MOON MAID
F-159 – THE MOON MEN
F-182 – THE MONSTER MEN – hard to find
F-213 – THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
F-220 – THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT
F-232 – THE LAND OF THE HIDDEN MEN
F-233 – OUT OF TIME’S ABYSS
F-234 – THE ETERNAL SAVAGE

 

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – 8 UNREAD TITLES – COVER ART – ACE BOOKS – MOST 40 CENT SOFTCOVER EDITIONS – $75 (Order Number BPBD)

Offered here as a lot are these ACE BOOKS six titles from the SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC series, with 40 cent cover prices; and, two additional titles (one with 60 cent cover price the other at 95 cents). All are unread, appear to have never been opened, and each has fantastic cover art – just the reason you want to add them to your ERB collection or a vintage softcover (wraps) vintage cover art collection. REMEMBER when thinking value — these are unread and unopened softcover books – not seen in this condition.

F-235 – THE LOST CONTINENT
F-245 – BACK TO THE STONE AGE
F-256 – LAND OF TERROR
F-270 – THE MAD KING
F-280 – SAVAGE PELLUIDAR
F-282 – BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR
and
N-6 – Richard A. Lupoff, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: MASTER OF ADVENTURE (95 cent cover price)
90190 – THE WIZARD OF VENUS, INCLUDING THE FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE OF PIRATE BLOOD – BURROUGHS’ LAST GREAT ADVENTURE NOVEL

Ordering Information
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