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Volume 1201
THE PERSONAL LIBRARY COLLECTION OF
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Collated and Researched by Bill Hillman


An Illustrated Compilation of over
1,200 Books in the ERB Library 
Amassed through the years ~ 1875-1950
Presented in Over 70 Colossal Web Pages 
with thousands of images and zillions of pages to print out.
Accompanied by Research Culled from Personal Libraries and Online Sources
MASTER LIST IN TEXT ONLY

CONTENTS

Titles Colour-coded to Indicate Source
Personal Inscriptions and Dedications
Authors in Alphabetical Order
Pictures of Authors
Biographies
Autographs
Bibliographies of Other Relevant Titles
Cover Images
Photographs
Interior Art
Letters
Excerpts
Trivia
Reviews and Book Descriptions
Publishing Information
Online e-Text for PD Titles
Web Reference Links
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Danton Burroughs
The majority of titles in this collation have been provided by 
ERB grandson Danton Burroughs.
Hundreds of the surviving editions are preserved in 
Danton's personal archives and library.
Many of the cover photos used in this project may not be images of the actual books owned by ERB, 
but have been chosen because they represent the most likely examples of the books listed.
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INTRODUCTION BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
An article excerpt from the Danton Burroughs Family Archive

Personalized ERB bookplate by nephew Studley BurroughsBooks appeal to me in a way that is difficult of either expression or analysis.  I like to handle them and to own them.  I hate to see them abused.  I sometimes fancy that an adult who habitually marks his place in a volume by turning down the corner of a leaf would kick a dog or strike a horse without even provocation of anger.  I think I love books, though God knows I am about as far from being high-brow as one can get and yet pass the literacy test. 

But underlying all this is the stern necessity that prompts (the marketer) to sell books and me to write them - the thing that is the real thing in life after all. I mean the ability properly to provide for ourselves and our families.  It is the box office receipts that really count most while we live. No man can go out after fame, as I rode out this morning, after a young bull I have in pasture, and achieve it. Incidentally I failed to achieve the bull. 

But what I started to get over is that if a man is entitled to fame it will come -- usually after he is dead -- but he can't rope it and drag it in.  He can, however, go out after box office receipts, and if he shoots straight and plays fair he need not be ashamed, whether his success is great or small....   Since I started writing I have learned that our readers like to meet us -- why, God alone knows; but they do.  If Mary Roberts Rhinehart is anything like her books and her pictures I can understand why people should want to meet her; but just why they should hone to know a bald-headed old man is beyond me -- the world is already too full of bald-headed old men.

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Anything that might help to make books more saleable would be welcomed by the retailer.  I know, because I used to sell books myself.  I had a book shop in Pocatello, Idaho, when cheap editions cost me fourteen cents and Munsey's Magazine sold for ten cents and cost me nine and weighed over a pound and the postage wa a cent a pound and I am still trying to figure where my profits occurred, especially in those recurring periods that it was non-returnable. 

That reminds me that I also sold books at another time and in another manner.  I was equipped wit a long thing that telescoped like an accordion and Mrs. Burroughs made me a little black bag with a shoulder strap, that I put on over my vest. I carried the THING in the little black bag hidden under my coat tails. It might have looked as though I was ashamed of it; but I was not supposed to be and I was.  And I wandered around a large city shoving my foot inside front doors before weary house-wives could slam the doors in my face and if I succeeded in getting in and planting myself on their best plush furniture I commenced to recite, parrot-like, a long and hideous lie, interspersed occasionally with facts.  The initial and most colossal falsehood of that shameful aggregation still haunts my memories. It was: "Mr. Stoddard has asked me to call on you, Mrs. Brown." Even now I blush as I type it. 

From an article written by Edgar Rice Burroughs for
The American News Trade Journal 
at Tarzana Ranch on February 12, 1921
ERBzine 1165

NAVIGATION MAP
FOR THE EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS LIBRARY
(In Alphabetical Order by Author's Last Name)

Read Hundreds of Downloadable Versions
of the Books from the ERB Library

Issues 1201-1300: Centennium XIII
The Edgar Rice Burroughs Personal Library Project
MASTER LIST IN TEXT ONLY
1201 Intro & Contents 1202 Shelf A1 1203 Shelf A2 1204 Shelf A3 1205 Shelf B1
1206 Shelf B2 1207 Shelf B3 1208 Shelf B4 1209 Shelf B5 1210 Shelf B6
1211 Shelf C1 1212 Shelf C2 1213 Shelf C3 1214 Shelf C4 1215 Shelf C5
1216 Shelf D1 1217 Shelf D2 1218 Shelf D3  1219 Shelf E1 1220 Shelf F1
1221 Shelf F2 1222 Shelf F3 1223 Shelf F4 1224 Shelf G1 1225 Shelf G2
1226 Shelf G3 1227 Shelf H1 1228 Shelf H2 1229 Shelf H3 1230 Shelf I1
1231 Shelf J1 1232 Shelf J2 1233 Shelf K1 1234 Shelf K2 1235 Shelf L
1236 Shelf M1 1237 Shelf M2 1238 Shelf M3 1239 Shelf M4 1240 Shelf M5
1241 Shelf N1 1242 Shelf 01 1243 Shelf PQ1 1244 Shelf PQ2 1245 Shelf PQ3
1246 Shelf R1 1247 Shelf R2 1248 Shelf R3 1249 Shelf S1 1250 Shelf S2
1251 Shelf S3 1252 Shelf S4 1253 Shelf S5 1254 Shelf T1 1255 Shelf T2
1256 Shelf UV1 1257 Shelf W1 1258 Shelf W2 1259 Shelf W3 1260 Shelf W4
1261 Shelf XYZ 1262 Sort by Themes 1263 Emma Kids Sort 1264 Sources 1265 ERB Dignity Complex
1266 Library Photos 1267 eText Library 1268 Charles King Bio 1269 Charles King Biblio 1270 London Biblios
1271 ERB/Jack London  I 272 ERB/Jack London  II 1273 ERB/Jack London  III 1274 ERB/Jack London  IV
Zane Grey

ERB PERSONAL LIBRARY ADDENDUM ~ POST 1943

PART I
ERBzine 2002
PART II
ERBzine 2003
PART III
ERBzine 2004
PART IV
ERBzine 2005
PART V
ERBzine 2006

 
Related Projects
Inspired by Research Done On the  ERB Library
1275 Chicago Columbian Exposition 1893
Stereoview Album: Chicago
 1276 Invasion of Orchard Lake Boys
Stereoview: Expo Buildings
1277 Strange New Worlds
Stereoviews: Exhibits I
1278 The Magic City
Stereoviews: Exhibits II
1279: Midway: The Great Wheel
Stereoview: Midway Secrets
1280 Midway: Exotic Lands
Stereoview: Peep Show
1281 Tesla the Mastermind
Stereoviews:  Ed's Tour I
1282 Ed's Electric Flyer
Stereoviews: Ed's Tour II
1283 Expo 1893: All-Text Version
Stereoviews: Ed's Tour III
1284 Jessie's Notebook: People Plots Places
StereoViews: ERB's Personal Library
1285: Appendix and References
Souvenirs
1286 Princess Log Notes I
Log: Visible Answers Version
1287 PM Log Notes II
Log: Visible Answers Version
1288 ERB/Sears Connection
StereoViews
1289 Gods of Mars Log Notes I
Log: Visible Answers Version
1290 Gods of Mars Log Notes II
Log: Visible Answers Version
1291 Warlord of Mars Log Notes I
Log Visible Answers Version
1292 Warlord of Mars Log Notes II
Log Visible Answers Version
1293 ZG Reviews ~ II 1294 ERB/Zane Grey Connection I 1295 ERB/Zane Grey Connection II
1296 ERB/Zane Grey Connection III 1297 ERB/Zane Grey Bibliographies 1298 ERB/London by David Adams
1299 Project Reflections & Connections . .
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More Related Projects
Research on this library material has resulted in the following spin-off projects:
Back to Tarzana 1921
Ed Burroughs Remarkable Summer of '93
Gallery of Hundreds of Stereoview 3-D Cards
The Apache Novels Influences: Part 1 and Part 2
Our Compilation of Hundreds of Online e-Text Editions of the ERB Books
Collation of the ERB's Titles by Themes
Collation of Titles Belonging to Emma and the Kids
ERB Library Photos Through the Years
The Hillman Log Notes Project
A Collation of Articles and Letters in Which 
ERB Shares His Views on Books and Collecting
i.e. See ERBzine 1165 and ERBzine 0219
General Charles King Bio and Bibliography
The ERB/Zane Grey Connection and Illustrated Bibliography
ERB / Jack London Connection and Illustrated Bibliography
ERB / Hugo Gernsback Connection
Guide to the ERB Library Connections & Reflections
and there are many more projects in the works
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs / Apache Connection
ERB References for the
THE APACHE NOVELS
The War Chief ~ The Apache Devil
SOURCES OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION IN ERB'S APACHE NOVELS
Burroughs drew upon his personal experiences from when he served as a trooper
with the U.S. 7th Cavalry at Fort Grant, Arizona.
He also cited the following books and periodicals
as being among the reference materials he used:
Part I: ERBzine 1153
The Marvellous Country: Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico, the Apache's Homeby Samuel Woodworth Cozzens 1873
Thrilling Days in Army Life by General. George. A. Forthsyth 1900
Lives of Famous Indian Chiefs by Norman B. Wood
The Frontier Trail by Colonel Homer W. Wheeler
The Land of Poco Tiempo by Charles. F. Lummis

PART II: ERBzine 1154

Geronimo's Story of His Life by S.M. Barrett, 1907
Trailing Geronimo: The Outbreak of the White Mountain Apaches, 1881 - 1886  by Anton Mazzanovich
Life Among the Apaches by John Carey Cremony
Apache Medicine-Men by John G. Bourke

OTHER
More ERB Apache References in ERBzine
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS'
Remarkable Summer of '93
A Docu-Novel by Bill Hillman
Ch. I: Welcome to Chicago's
Columbian Exposition
Ch. 2: Invasion of the 
Boys from Orchard Lake
Ch. 3: Grand Adventure
Strange New Worlds
Ch. 4: Magic City
The White City
StereoViews: Chicago
StereoViews: Buildings
StereoViews: Exhibits I
StereoViews: Exhibits II
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Ch. 5: Midway Adventure I
The Great Wheel
Ch. 6: Midway Adventure II
Exotic Lands
Ch. 7: Master Mind of
The World of Tomorrow
Ch. 8
Ed and His Electric Flyer
StereoViews: Midway
Stereoviews: Peep Shows
Stereoviews: Ed's Tour I
Stereoviews: Ed's Tour II
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Ch. 9
Complete All-Text Version
Ch. 10
Jessie's Log: People Plots Places
Ch. 11
Web Refs and Appendix
PART II: Time Shift Adventure
Back to ERB's Tarzana Ranch.
Stereoviews: Fair Memories
Stereoviews: Ed's Library
Souvenirs
Back To Tarzana: All Text
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs / Jack London Connection
Chapter Guide & Navigation Chart
Connection I
Connection II
Connection III
Connection IV
Bibliography of eTexts
Illustrated Bibliography I
Illustrated Bibliography II
London Photo Mosaic
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs / Zane Grey Connection
Chapter Guide and Navigation Chart
ERB/ZG Connection 1
ERB/ZG Connection 2
ERB/ZG Connection 3
Zane Grey Bibliography
Zane Grey Tribute
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A Guide to the Many "Spin-off" Connections to ERB
Connections
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs / General Charles King Connection
Chapter Guide and Navigation Chart
General Charles King 
The ERB/King Connection
King / ERB Connection I
King Illustrated Bibliography
King / ERB Connection II
Custer's Last Battle
Illustrated Excerpts I
Illustrated Excerpts II
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George McWhorter presents The Vern Coriell ERB Book Collection
A-Z TEXT
A-C
D-G
H-J
K-L
M-P
Q-S
T-Z
COMICS
ERB LIBRARY
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Georges Dodds'
The Ape-Man: his Kith and Kin
A collection of 100 texts which prepared the advent of Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine Intro
The Georges Dodds Cover Page
Main Index Chart
OVERVIEW of the ERB LIBRARY
ALL-TEXT DISPLAY OF OVER 1,100 TITLES
ALPHABETICAL SORT BY AUTHORS
Plus
Hundreds of Titles You Can Download and Read
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library in Pictures

Through the Years ~ Part I

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SOURCES
I. Inventory of the ERB, Inc. Library mid-1920s ~ Courtesy Danton Burroughs & ERB, Inc.
II.   Burroughs & JCB Archive Titles: Courtesy Danton Burroughs through phone dictation to Bruce Bozarth
III.  Partial Library Inventory Circa 1950: Courtesy the McWhorter Collection
IV. Titles Gleaned from the Porges Papers by G.T. McWhorter
VI.  Detailed ERB Library List: Courtesy of Phil Burger
VI: Lost Volumes from the Burroughs Family Library: ERB Diaries and Hillman Research
VII: Cover images, Interior Art, Author Bios and Biblios through Hillman Library and Web searches by Bill Hillman
VIII: Books added after 1943 including a Reference Section
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TEXT LISTS OF COMPONENT LISTS BEFORE COLLATION
ERB, Inc. Tarzana 
Mid-Twenties Inventory
1950 ERB, Inc. List
McWhorter Collection
Danton's Archive List
dictated to Tangor
Titles Culled from Porges
by G.T. McWhorter
Titles Referenced by
Phil Burger
ADDENDUM
McWhorter's List
Post-1943

Research and Webpage Creation
by
Bill Hillman


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