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    All-Story Magazine Oct 1912 (Munsey, 1912) Condition: GD/VG. A milestone in American literature, this magazine represents the first ever appearance of Tarzan in any medium, and prolific writer Edgar Rice Burroughs' second published work (the first under his own name). This issue of All-Story is currently the single most valuable pulp magazine, and is considered very rare with probably fewer than 20 copies in existence. The story was printed in its entirety in this issue (unlike most other Burroughs stories), preceding the McClurg book edition by a year-and-a-half (the two vary textually in a number of respects). The classic cover by Clinton Pettee, which features Tarzan wrestling a lion in the jungle, is the first published image of Tarzan. This particular copy is in very nice condition, albeit with some wear and tear to the front cover and chipping to the top and bottom edges of the pages, and has a virtually complete spine, solid binding, and off-white to cream-colored pages. It comes in a custom-made box with a reproduction of the cover affixed to the front. Last year, an Apparent FN copy of this issue sold at auction for $59,000 -- the highest price ever paid for a pulp! Bookery's Guide to Pulps GD value = $10,000; VG value = $20,000.

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    August, 2007
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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