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    Two Tarzan Titles Inscribed by Burroughs to Maureen O'Sullivan; and with Her Autograph Note

    Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jungle Tales of Tarzan. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1919]. Reprint. Inscribed by Burroughs on the free front endpaper: "To / Maureen Farrow / with all good wishes / Edgar Rice Burroughs / Tarzana / January 31 1938". Octavo. 319 pp. With black and white illustrations. Publisher's red cloth, stamped in black. Top edge stained green (now rubbed). Cloth on spine worn at top and bottom with some loss, spotting to the covers and spine, backstrip faded. Signed in ink above Burroughs inscription: "Pat Farrow" with a flourish. A couple pages with cellophane tape repairs and the resulting offsetting to the top edges.
    [With:]
    Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Beasts of Tarzan. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1916]. Reprint. Inscribed by Burroughs on the free front endpaper: "To / Maureen Farrow / with best wishes / Edgar Rice Burroughs / Tarzana / California". Octavo. [337] pp. With black and white illustrations. Publisher's red cloth, stamped in black. Top edge stained green (now rubbed). Cloth on spine worn with some loss, spotting to the covers and spine, backstrip faded.
    [And:]
    Maureen O'Sullivan [Cushing]. Autograph note on her monogrammed notecard. Believed to be to her son Patrick Farrow and his wife Susan Farrow, in which she says in part: "Next week I do a TV E.R. narrating Edgar Rice Burroughs! (you have all the books he gave me)."
    Maureen O'Sullivan Farrow (1911-1998) was an Irish actress well known for playing Jane Parker in the Tarzan series of movies that starred Johnny Weissmuller. She signed with MGM in 1932 and was chosen by Irving Thalberg to star in Tarzan the Ape Man opposite Weissmuller. O'Sullivan went on to play Jane in a total of six feature films between 1932 and 1942. Her first husband was award-winning director John Farrow. From the family of Maureen O'Sullivan Farrow.


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