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THE SON OF TARZAN by  Edgar Rice Burroughs - First Edition - 1917 - from Tennyson Williams, Books and Fine Art (SKU: W1770)


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by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1917. (6), 394 pages and numerous black & white in-text illustrations (some full page) by J. Allen St. John. First Edition, Second State with dedication page present (Zeuschner 485). The fourth book in the Tarzan series. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Original dust jacket with $1.30 on the spine and wraparound color illustration by St. John. Very good in a fair to good dust jacket. The book is generally clean and tight; well protected cloth covers are bright, with no edgewear and only minor color rubbing at corners; previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper; edges of textblock are slightly dusty; small light stain in top margin of page 310 and very minor smudging in margin of a few pages; one 5/8" closed tear in top margin of page 57. The unrestored dust jacket is generally clean and bright; light soiling of rear panel; some chipping at corners and along edges; one large (1" by 1 1/2") chip out of bottom of spine; some splitting along flap folds. The jacket presents nicely its new Brodart mylar cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good/Fair+. Illus. by J. Allen St. John. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book.


The Son of Tarzan is Edgar Rice Burroughs' fourth novel in the Tarzan series. First serialized between 1915 and 1916 in All-Story Weekly, it was published as a novel in 1917. Narrowly surviving his encounter with his enemy Tarzan in The Beasts of Tarzan, Alexis Paulvitch has a score to settle. He lures Tarzan's son Jack away from London and captures him, only to have Jack escape into the jungle that Tarzan once called home. With the help of an ape named Akut, Jack soon finds his place among the great apes, as his father did before him. But after rescuing the beautiful young woman named Meriem, the disaffected young man and the mistreated young woman must learn to live and love together in the dangerous jungle.


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Burroughs, Edgar Rice
J. Allen St. John
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Used - Collectible-Very Good
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First Edition
A. C. McClurg & Co.
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Literary First Editions;
12mo - over 6�" - 7�" tall

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About Tennyson Williams, Books and Fine Art

Our office, located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, is open by appointment or by chance. We are antiquarian booksellers who buy and sell carefully selected books for collectors and researchers in many genre. We also sell important autographs and photographs as well as original art, including wood engravings by Winslow Homer; lithographs by Miró, Matisse, and Calder; and works from the American Etching Revival. You can reach us by telephone: (757)378-5400; or by email:


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