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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Girl from Hollywood. New York: [1923]. First edition.

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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Girl from Hollywood. New York: The Macaulay Company, (1923). First edition, with "he said" in the caption of the frontispiece. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 125 mm.). 320 pages. Black and white frontispiece by P.J. Monahan. Publisher's horizontally lined red cloth stamped in green in heavily restored dust jacket. Cloth slightly dulled; binding mildly shelfworn; spine tail frayed, partially effecting the publisher's name at lower portion of spine; spine creased through; interior a touch toned. Dust jacket restored with reinforcements at spine and folds; ends renewed; color corrections; jacket toned; rear panel lightly soiled. A very good copy in a presentable restored dust jacket.

    Zeuschner's second printing, but more likely one of two variants of the first printing. "Sorting out the variants among the Macaulay printings of this title has been extremely difficult and some distinctions are tentative. Collectors and scholars Joe Lukes and Patrick Ewing prefer to consider this #3 edition as simply a variant of the first edition described above. The only difference between the two is the frontispiece which omits the 'he said' on the illustration. This is listed as a second printing only because the pre-publication reviewer's copy had 'he said' on the frontispiece, which certainly suggests that 'he said' identifies the very earliest first printing. On the other hand, it may have been simply a matter of luck that the plate with 'he said' was bound into this book, and the next pre-publication book bound may have had a plate without 'he said' bound into it. Until another pre-publication review copy is found without 'he said,' the author will continue to give the 'he said' version the priority" (Zeuschner (2016), p. 104, no. 3).

    ERBFIRSTS.com (http://www.erbfirsts.com/Other-html/o3.aspx) states that their research showed that in the first printing of the book, there was an error in the printing of the word "discovered" on page 319, line 20, in which a foreign object on the printing plate (either glue or lint) caused the letter "r" in "discovered" to be blank. In this copy the "r" is only partially visible.



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