ERB Firsts Title
ERB Firsts - First edition books by Edgar Rice Burroughs
1 Tarzan of the Apes 2 The Return of Tarzan 3 The Beasts of Tarzan 4 The Son of Tarzan
5 Tarzan & the Jewels of Opar 6 Jungle Tales of Tarzan 7 Tarzan the Untamed 8 Tarzan the Terrible
9 Tarzan & the Golden Lion 10 Tarzan and the Ant Men 11 The Tarzan Twins 12 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
13 Tarzan & the Lost Empire 14 Tarzan at the Earth's Core 15 Tarzan the Invincible 16 Tarzan Triumphant
17 Tarzan & the City of Gold 18 Tarzan and the Lion Man 19 Tarzan & the Leopard Men 20 Tarzan Twins with Jad-bal-Ja
21 Tarzan's Quest 22 Tarzan & the Forbidden City 23 Tarzan the Magnificent 24 Tarzan & the Foreign Legion
25 Tarzan & the Madman 26 Tarzan and the Castaways 27 Tarzan - The Lost Adventure

The Return of Tarzan
FIRST EDITION IDENTIFIERS:

A.C. McClurg is printed on the spine and on the title page. There were 7 separate printings of this book by A.C. McClurg. Unlike "Tarzan of the Apes" there really are no differences between the printings other than stating what edition the book is on the title page.

The words "Second Edition" up through "Seventh Edition" can be found midway down on the Title Page. The very first printing does not state first edition on the title page. The total of the 7 printings is 15,000 copies. Also each chapter has a small drawing by J. Allen St. John for a total of 26 headpieces.

The book shown below is a fifth edition.

Of special interest is the existence of the Canadian edition which is identical with the U.S. edition other than it has a different title page tipped in. The words "McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart" appear on the title page instead of "A.C. McClurg".

See photos below of the title page and copyright page and outside covers. Click on the photos to see a large image. The large image of the copyright page shows clearly that it had been tipped in.

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      EDITION
Photos of the Canadian edition were provided by collector and ERB artist Shaun Hoadley.
Above is a reproduction of the first edition dust jacket (see ERB Links list of places to purchase dust jackets).

REPRINT EDITIONS

A.L. Burt Reprint Editions

Date of printing unknown Date of printing unknown Date of printing unknown
First Burt reprint from 1916 First Burt reprint from 1916 Date of printing unknown Date of printing unknown
Front cover of Dust Jacket on Burt edition. Reproduction of the 1st Burt edition from "The Dust Jacket Store".

   From 1916 until 1929 A.L. Burt reprinted this title in a number of variations as shown above. The earliest
   printings have white lettering and the dust jacket is virtually the same as the first edition jacket; however
   "A.L. Burt" is printed on the spine. Later versions have black lettering on the covers and spine.
   A.L. Burt did not include the date of the printing so many a novice incorrectly assumes the book to be a
   first edition as the only date listed is the copyright date.

Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Editions

1943 Madison Square edition 1948 pictorial cover edition
Date of printing unknown Date of printing unknown Date of printing unknown
Dust jacket from the 1948 pictorial edition
Reproduction of the 1st G&D edition from "The Dust Jacket Store".

    From 1927 until 1967 Grosset & Dunlap reprinted this title in a number of variations with some of them
    shown above.  Mostly the colors of the books are some hue of red.   Grosset & Dunlap did not include
    the date of the printing so many a novice incorrectly assumes the book to be a first edition as the
    only date listed is the copyright date. The age of the book can often be approximated by examing the
    advertisements in the back of the book for other Edgar Rice Burroughs titles.

Last Auction Sale
12/9/2005
Average Time Between Sales
40.6 days
Total Books Sold
27
Last Updated:  1/1/2006
Low Price
Modal Price
Average Price
High Price
Average Condition
Total Sold
Book without Dust Jacket
$5
$92
$110.48
$407
Good+
27
Book with Dust Jacket
$0
$0
$0
$0
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0
Note: Auction sales tracked for 3 years from 01/01/03 to 12/31/05. All 7 printings of this first edition were tracked.