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    All-Story Oct 1912 (Munsey, 1912) Condition: Apparent FN. This is the first appearance of Tarzan in any medium! The importance of this pulp cannot be overstated, it is currently the single most valuable pulp magazine, and is considered rare with probably fewer than 20 existing copies. This copy must rank among the best in appearance, for it has a clean and fresh look, with a full, unblemished spine, good color, and good paper quality. Unrestored except for a tiny (and unnecessary) tear seal at the edge of the back cover. The front cover is virtually flawless. The "Tarzan of the Apes" tale in this pulp is Edgar Rice Burroughs' second published story, and the first under his own name. This publication preceded the McClurg book edition by almost two years and varies textually in a number of respects. This classic cover by Clinton Pettee, of Tarzan wrestling with a lion in the jungle, is the first published image of Tarzan. This copy comes in a custom-made cloth-covered box that slides into an absolutely lovely leather slipcase with gold-tooled spine, presentation befitting a truly exceptional item that would be the highlight of almost any collection. Bookery's Guide to Pulps GD value = $10,000; VG value = $20,000; FN value = $40,000.From the John McLaughlin Collection.

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    September, 2006
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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