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    Edgar Rice Burroughs: Very Rare Photo-Offset Numbered First Edition of The Girl from Farris's in Black Leatherette. (Tacoma, Washington: The Wilma Company, 1959), first edition, title page plus 47 text pages, black leatherette binding, approximately 3.75" x 4.25". This is a very exciting Burroughs collectible. In 1959, having discovered that the copyright had lapsed on this particular story, a group of Burroughs fans in Tacoma photo-offset the text from All-Story Weekly, reduced it to a sixth of its size, and bound 250 copies. This is one of the even-rarer copies bound in black leatherette, and like both the 1927 Volland Company copy and the 1935 Whitman Publishing Company copy of Tarzan Twins offered elsewhere in this catalog, it is from the Sam Moskowitz collection, sold in 1999 at a prominent New York auction house. It is numbered "24" in blue ink on the limitation page at the rear of the book. The book is in very good condition, though the rear endpaper is starting to separate. This is a truly amazing Burroughs first edition from the collection of one of science fiction's greatest fans.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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