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    Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs Lot (Various, 1910s-1980s). Book Dust Jacket (7.5" X 18"), Bookplate (2" X 4"), Photos (6) (Various Sizes), Magazines (3) (Various Pages, 8.5" X 11" & 10" X 13"), Autographed Uncut Pressbooks (4) and Uncut Pressbooks (4) (Multiple Pages, Various Sizes), & Photostat Comic Book Pages (34 Pages, 12" X 17"). Adventure.
    This lot features a wide assortment of materials, relating to both the fantasy/ science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs and one of his most beloved characters, Tarzan. Among the more unique ephemeral items are a folded dust jacket from Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1934 novel Tarzan and the Lion Man, which has typed information on its verso; a loose "Ex-Libris Edgar Rice Burroughs" bookplate, and photos of his parents, Major George Tyler Burroughs and Mary Evaline Burroughs, Florence Green, and others. There are sixteen loose pages taken from the April 1932 issue of Argosy magazine, which concluded their serialization of Burroughs' novel Tarzan and the City of Gold. Each of the pages has punch holes in its left border and are somewhat brittle. There are magazines, such issue #15 of The Burroughs Bulletin fan magazine (1964), which is full of essays, photos, and illustrations; and a brittle newspaper article from May 26, 1918 announcing the movie Tarzan of the Apes. There are a variety of uncut pressbooks, representing classic Tarzan films from the 1930s up to and including the more modern Bo Derek vehicle, Tarzan the Ape Man (1981). Of special note are the four autographed pressbooks from Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938) signed by Herman Brix, Tarzan's Deadly Silence (1970) signed by Jock Mahoney, a Spanish pressbook signed by Gordon Scott, and a small press sheet for Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) signed by both Gordon Scott and Jock Mahoney. Also included is a black and white photostat copy of Bob Forrest's comic The Martian, issued in a limited edition by the ERB Society in 1975. The Martian, based on Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, was a comic strip which ran in the Sun Weekly from 1958-1959. Unrestored items that display signs of use. May include spine and edge wear, fold wear, creases or bends, tears, minor paper loss, or unobtrusive stains. The Burroughs Bulletin has pen writing on its front cover. Heritage believes the autographs in this lot to be authentic, but please know before bidding that no Certificate of Authenticity is provided. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. The overall averaged grade is Fine/Very Fine.


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    August, 2014
    17th Sunday
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