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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes [In The All-Story, Vol. XXIV, No. 2]. New York and London: Frank A. Munsey Company, October 1912. First edition, association copy, inscribed by Burroughs for Forrest J. Ackerman on the upper margin of page 241: "To F J Ackerman / with best wishes / Edgar Rice Burroughs;" additionally inscribed by Ackerman in 1987 in the lower margin. Large octavo (9.75 x 6.75 inches; 250 x 173 mm.). [8], 241-480, [12] pages, text in double columns, Tarzan of the Apes appearing on pages 241-372. Ad sections printed on brighter, slicker paper. Publisher's side-stitched binding, in original illustrated wrappers by Clinton Pettee, featuring the first published illustration of Tarzan. Expertly rebacked with original spine laid down; restoration to front wrapper with the lower corner possibly supplied in facsimile (colors just a shade softer and paper slightly lighter). Wrapper edges lightly worn, occasional minor chips or closed tears; spine panel faintly browned with some minor spotting; a touch of flaking to the front joint; rear wrapper margins lightly browned. Lower corner and fore-edge margin of preliminary ad leaves refreshed with some light pinkish discoloration (bottom corners possibly supplied in facsimile); upper margin of page 241 (near Burroughs inscription) repaired. Hinges darkened; text-block browned as usual. An attractive and sound sophisticated copy with distinguished provenance. Housed in a chemise and custom morocco slipcase by R. Patron. The first appearance of Tarzan, containing the entire text of Tarzan of the Apes, preceding the publication of the A. C. McClurg & Co. book edition by a year-and-a-half. Burroughs' second published work and his first without the use of a pseudonym. An important association copy, inscribed by Burroughs to Forry Ackerman, a highly respected literary agent, editor, and science fiction writer, and an early proponent of science fiction fandom. Heins, 38; Zeuschner (2016), p. 421.

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