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    Edgar Rice Burroughs "Tarzan of the Apes" First Edition Hardback (McClurg, 1914). About a year-and-a-half after his debut in the pages of The All-Story, Tarzan's first appearance was reprinted in hardback form -- the first hardback Edgar Rice Burroughs ever published. This is a first state, first edition copy of the book, one of only 5,000 printed in that initial run. It lacks the acorn device on the spine and bears "W. F. Hall" on the copyright page in Old English script, marking it as a true first edition. The book is bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering, and is in great condition, with tight binding, off-white pages, and mild to moderate amount of shelfwear and corner bumping. The dustjacket has been repaired, and the extensive restoration includes two major tear seals and multiple pieces added. The fact that a first edition with original dust jacket sold for $45,000 in 2005 underscores the strong demand for copies with jackets. A beautiful book.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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