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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan and the City of Gold. Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, [1933]. First edition of the sixteenth Tarzan title. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, Hulbert, five days before publication: "To / Hulbert / with love / O. B. [Old Burroughs] / August 27, 1933 / [--]" Octavo. 316, [1, author's works], [3, blank] pages. Frontispiece and four illustrated plates by J. Allen St. John inserted throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, front board and spine lettered in red, top edge stained red, in original dust jacket. Bottom edges and corners rubbed; crown lightly worn. Few minor scratched to top edge of text block. Spine panel faintly dulled; light chipping at fold edges; some light wear and a faint vertical crease top rear panel; a couple small interior holes to front flap mended; folds very discreetly reinforced. A near fine copy in a expertly repaired jacket with an attractive overall appearance. Bleiler, The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction, p. 36; Heins, pp. 138; Zeuschner (1996) 554; Zeuschner (2016), p. 336.

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    "This is the first book to come from ERB, Inc. to have the copyright page clearly marked First Edition, reflecting the author's growing recognition of the value of his books to collectors. The first four first edition titles published by ERB, Inc. did not state First Edition but are easily distinguished by their by their blue covers" (Zeuschner, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, 2016).

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