First Edition of Tarzan of the ApesEdgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914.
First edition, first printing, second issue. No acorn device on the spine and "W. F. Hall" on the copyright page in Old English script. Heins TA-2 copy. Octavo. 400 pages.
Publisher's dark red cloth with gilt titles and blind ruled front. Facsimile dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Cloth is rubbed on extremities with lightly worn corners and splitting spine ends. Spine is faded with dulled gilt. Hinges are cracking and tender, causing textblock to drop slightly. Even toning to pages with a few spots of soiling to front pastedown and prelims. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Overall, a good copy of this very scarce and desirable edition.
About a year and a half after his debut in the pages of The All-Story, Tarzan's first appearance was reprinted in hardback form - the first Edgar Rice Burroughs hardcover ever published - in an initial run of only 5,000 copies.
Heins. Pages 31-32.
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