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    A Presentation Copy of the First Tarzan Novel, to Maureen "Jane" Farrow; Together with a Photograph from a Burroughs Visit to the Film Set

    Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1914]. Reprint. Inscribed by Burroughs on the free front endpaper: "To / Maureen "Jane" Farrow / with all good wishes / from her old friend / and admirer / Edgar Rice Burroughs / Tarzana, / California / January 31 1938". Octavo. 392 pp. Publisher's red cloth, stamped in black. Top edge stained green (slightly rubbed). Cloth on spine worn at top with some loss and 1.5 inch piece separated at the front joint and loose, light spotting to the spine which is slightly faded. A bit of soiling to the edges, and a couple thumb smudges to the sheets. A few pages with small tears to the bottom edge, most notably on pages 119/120 where the tears are larger. Altogether, and despite the mentioned flaws, still a very good attractive copy and a great association.
    [Together with:] Black and white trimmed publicity photograph of Burroughs posing with stars Maureen O'Sullivan and Johnny Weissmuller. Photograph measures 6.5 by 5.25 inches, and has writing, ink stamps and glue residue on the verso.
    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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