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Volume 0980
THE HULBERT BURROUGHS COLLECTION
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The Swann auction of books 
from the personal collection of 
Hulbert Burroughs 
October 24, 2002 ~ 10:30 EST
Sale 1948, 19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE
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LINKS TO INSCRIPTIONS by ERB
"To Hulbert with love and best wishes. O.B. Tarzana September 20 1937."
"To Robert Davis Esq. God father of Tarzan with best ever from Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park May 1 1916."
"Dear Hulbert - Wishing you the best of every thing. O. B. December 24 1940."
"with love . . . Papa ~Tarzana Feb 14 1938."
"With love, Ed Apr 9 1948."
"To Charles McEntree with best wishes for the holidays and the future from his nephew Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana Ranch Dec 25 1926."
"To Emma, This, the 28th example of English as she is written by Ed. Tarzana March 7th 1928."
"With all my love to my dear wife. Edgar Rice Burroughs Los Angeles April 22, 1926"
"To Emma Hulbert Burroughs."
"Papa," to Hulbert: "with a great deal of love. Tarzana Ranch Nov 21, 1921"
"Yours, Edgar Rice Burroughs"
"To my good friend Bob Davis, godfather of the Son of Tarzan, who is largely to blame for this story. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park Sept 17 1917
"To Robert H. Davis, Esq. New York City."
"Having just won a quarter from your husband, I am too excited to think of anything brilliant. Yours, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana Ranch Aug 6 1923."
"To Hulbert Burroughs - some boy - from his dad. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park, Illinois December 1915.
"Joe Neebe with best wishes."
"To F. Coleman Burroughs with love from his brother Ed (alias Edgar Rice Burroughs) Tarzana Sep 19 1921."
"To Hulbert, Prince of Tarzana from John Carter, War Lord of Mars and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Helium Jan 24 1921."


SALE No. 1948: Lots 42-72




CONTENTS


Lot 42
BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Back to the Stone Age.
Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs.
Tarzana, (1937) ~ Estimate $3,500-5,000


Lot 43
"TO THE GODFATHER OF TARZAN" BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Beasts of Tarzan.
Chicago, 1916 ~ Estimate $5,000-7,000


Lot 44
SALESMAN'S DUMMY BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Beasts of Tarzan. Salesman's dummy.
Chicago, 1916 ~ Estimate $1,000-1,500

Lot 45 

BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. 
The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County.

  • Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. 
  • 8vo, grey cloth stamped in red; 
  • dust jacket, spine ends chipped, extending into front panel, 
  • barely affecting lettering, other minor surface wear.
  • First edition. 
  • Inscribed and initialed by Burroughs to son, Hulbert:
"Dear Hulbert- Wishing you the best of every thing. 
O. B. December 24 1940."
 Tarzana, (1940) ~ Estimate $4,000-6,000

Lot 46
BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Eternal Lover.
Chicago, 1925 ~ Estimate $1,200-1,800


Lot 47
BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. A Fighting Man of Mars.
  • Printer's booklet containing progressive proofs for the dust jacket design by Hugh Hutton.
  • Oblong 4to, drab grey printed wrappers, folded, soiled; envelope with (printer's?) writing.
  • Contains 8 pages.
  • Single full color dust jacket proof of front and spine panel of Synthetic Men of Mars.
  • Folded, margin beginning to tear.
  • [Tarzana, 1940].
  • New York: Metropolitan Books, [1931] ~ Estimate $250-350

    Lot 48
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Illustrated Tarzan Book Nº 1
    New York, (1904) ~ Estimate $2,000-3,000

    Lot 49
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Jungle Girl.
    Tarzana, (1932) ~ Estimate $1,500-2,500


    Lot 50
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Jungle Tales of Tarzan.
    Chicago, 1919 ~ Estimate $1,000-1,500

    Lot 51
    TO JOAN FROM "PAPA" BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE
    The Lad and the Lion
    • Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. 
    • 8vo, bright blue cloth lettered in red, minor rubbing to edges; 
    • dust jacket, ½-inch chip at head of spine panel just affecting "L" of Lad, small chips at tips and other extremities rubbed with a few minor tears.
    • Inscribed and signed "papa" by Burroughs to daughter, Joan on front endpaper.
    • "with love . . .Tarzana Feb 14 1938."
    • Joan Burroughs married Jim Pierce, one of the pre-Johnny Weissmuller Tarzans.
    • Although not a screaming success on film, he and Joan became the stars of the Tarzan radio series written and produced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
    • Sold to broadcasters around the country, it became the first packaged serial.
    Tarzana, 1938 ~ Estimate $3,500-5,000

    Lot 52
    LAST WORK BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Llana of Gathol.
    • Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. 
    • 8vo, bright blue cloth lettered in red, bright and clean; crisp dust jacket.
    • Fine copy of the first edition
    • Inscribed to Hulbert and wife Marion "With love, Ed Apr 9 1948."
    • Hulbert's bookplate is also laid into the volume.
    • Lana was his last book and the inscription is written in a shaky hand.
    Tarzana, (1949) ~ Estimate $4,000-6,000

    Lot 53TO HIS FAVORITE UNCLE ON CHRISTMAS BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Mad King.
    Chicago, 1926 ~ Estimate $2,500-3,500


    Lot 54
    WITH A CHARMING INSCRIPTION TO HIS WIFE BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Master Mind of Mars
    Chicago, 1928 ~ Estimate $4,000-6,000


    Lot 55
    AND ANOTHER BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Moon Maid.
    Chicago, 1926 ~ Estimate $4,000-6,000

    Lot 56

    FROM "PAPA" WITH TWO CARTOONS 
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Mucker.

    • Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 
    • 8vo, sea green cloth stamped in brick red, spine ends and tips rubbed with loss, backstrip a bit loose with rear joint starting, few light soil marks; hinges reinforced. 
    • First American edition.
    • Inscribed and signed "Papa," to Hulbert:
    • "with a great deal of love. Tarzana Ranch Nov 21, 1921" 
    • and with two original colored cartoons by burroughs of a lion and another of a cop running after it, waving his billy club, each with "Herbert" written below. 
    • This title made its first apearance in Great Britain as part one only, titled The Mucker
    • this is the first appearance of the complete text comprising The Mucker and The Return of the Mucker. 
    • A charming and unique Burroughs piece.
    Chicago, 1921 ~ Estimate $3,500-5,000


    Lot 57
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Oakdale Affair [and] The Rider.
    Tarzana, (1937) ~ Estimate $1,500-2,000


    Lot 58
    BURROUGHES, EDGAR RICE. The Oakdale Affair [and] The Rider.
    Tarzana, [1921] ~ Estimate $250-350


    Lot 59
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Outlaw of Torn.
    Chicago, 1927 ~ Estimate $1,200-1,800


    Lot 60
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Outlaw of Torn.
    Chicago, 1927 ~ Estimate $250-350
    Lot 61
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Son of Tarzan.
    • Plates and illustrations by J. Allen St. John. 
    • 8vo, gilt-lettered green cloth, spine dulled, some rubbing with slight fraying at spine ends; early imperceptible reinforcement of front hinge, scattered minor spotting to edges; 
    • facsimile dust jacket. W. F. Hall on base of copyright and with the dedication page to Hulbert present.
    • First edition, second issue. inscribed and signed to Robert H. Davis by Burroughs: 
    • "To my good friend Bob Davis, godfather of the Son of Tarzan, who is largely to blame for this story. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park Sept 17 1917" 
    • and again, beneath it: "To Robert H. Davis, Esq. New York City."
    Chicago, 1917~ Estimate $5,000-7,000


    Lot 62
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. The Son of Tarzan.
    Chicago, 1917 ~ Estimate $3,000-4,000
    Lot 63
    SIGNED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan and the Golden Lion. Photoplay Edition
    • Illustrated with scenes from the film.
    • 8vo, orange cloth stamped in black;
    • dust jacket, scattered chipping and creasing with some loss to tips and ends of spine panel, some dampstaining and tape repairs on verso.
    • First edition of this special printing. signed by 16 people associated with the book or movie, including
      • Burroughs,
      • Joseph P. Kennedy (producer),
      • Boris Karloff (in his first role, as Waziri Chief),
      • Jim Pierce (Burroughs's son-in-law who played Tarzan),
      • Alexander Grosset, and George Dunlap (publishers).
    • As a thoughtful pet project, Burroughs gathered 25 copies, had each contributor to the project sign the endpaper, then kindly gifted a completed copy to each of them.
    • It remains the only known signed edition by Photoplay or Burroughs, and was unknown to Heins at the time he published his bibliography on Burroughs in 1964.
    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1924) ~ Estimate $5,000-7,000

    Lot 64
    GAMBLING FEVER BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan and the Golden Lion
    Chicago, 1923 ~ Estimate $3,000-5,000


    Lot 65
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan of the Air: A Program with a Readymade Audience.
    Lot 66
    THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan of the Apes.
    John I. Tucker, "Tarzan was Born in Chicago" in The 75th
    Anniversary Dinner program. Chicago, 1989
    .
    Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1914 ~ Estimate $35,000-50,000

    Lot 67

    THE BURROUGHS-HULBERT COPY OF TARZAN BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan of the Apes. 

    • 8vo, first issue binding without acorn on spine, gilt-lettered red cloth, gilt dulled, spine sunned and rubbed with only minor loss at ends; 
    • First issue with printer set in two lines in Old English type on copyright page, rear hinge reinforced with cellotape, front hinge professionally repaired, small split between pages 4 and 5, occassional crease or faint dampstain to upper outer margins. 
    • First edition, first issue of burroughs's masterpiece, insribed and signed to his son, Hulbert: 
    • "To Hulbert Burroughs - some boy - from his dad. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Oak Park, Illinois December 1915." 
    • An extremely desirable copy of the book that gave birth to the Tarzan phenomenon and launched Burroughs's great fame, warmly inscribed and signed to his own son.
    Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1914 ~ Estimate $12,000-18,000

    Lot 68
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan the Terrible.
    Chicago, 1921 ~ Estimate $1,500-2,000

    Lot 69
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Tarzan the Untamed.
    Chicago, 1921 ~ Estimate $4,000-6,000

    Lot 70
    A WARM INSCRIPTION SIGNED FROM HELIUM BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE.
    Thuvia Maid of Mars.
    Chicago, 1920 ~ Estimate $5,000-7,000

    Lot 71
    BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Original copper plate for The Chessmen of Mars.
    [Chicago, 1922] ~ Estimate $250-350


    Lot 72
    FOR ETA ABS AND ZAS BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Official Guide of the Tarzan Clans of America.


    with -- The Dream Weaver: An Edgar Rice Burroughs Chapbook.

    Tarzana, 1939 ~ Estimate $250-350

    Hully's bookplate by Jack and Jane


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