Tarzan of the Apes.

Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914.

Price: $5,000.00

About the item

First edition, first state, with printer’s name set in two lines of Old English type. [viii], 401 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's crimson cloth, first state of the binding, without acorn device on spine. Slight loss to spine gilt lettering, spine ends restored, rear hinge repaired, faint stain on textblock fore-edge, a bright copy. Previous owner's name in ink on ffep. Currey, p. 93; Zeuschner 696.

Item #300910

The first edition of the first Tarzan novel — a brighter than usual copy.

The child of Lord and Lady Greystoke who were marooned in West Africa, Tarzan ("White Skin" in ape language) was adopted by the she-ape Kala after his parents pass away. Immediately popular, Rice Burroughs's hero featured in more than two dozen sequels and was further immortalised in film.