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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Sale 521: Fine Literature - Illustrated & Children's Books
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Previews: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9am - 5pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9am - 5pm Thursday, December 5, 2013 9am - 11am

Sale 521: Fine Literature - Illustrated & Children's Books

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


595 lots | 594 with images

December 5, 2013

Live Auction

133 Kearny Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: (415) 989-2665

Fax: (415) 989-1664

Email: pba@pbagalleries.com

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The Works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Lot 1: The Works of Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Description: 8 volumes. (8vo) full green crushed morocco, spines with five raised bands and with an intricate gilt design in compartments, gilt-ruled and floral decorated covers, with a central lozenge, floral gilt dentelles, top edges gilt. Autograph Copy No. 235 of 250 sets. Large Paper Edition.

Condition Report: Spines uniformly faded to tan/brown, front cover of Vol. VIII faded; else near fine.

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Uncommon Danger

Lot 2: Uncommon Danger

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Description: 314, [4] pp. 18.5x13 cm (7¼x5") plain brown paper wrappers, paper label on front. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Advance Proof Copy, First Edition.

Condition Report: Corner lacking on rear wrapper; foxing; very good.

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The Novels of Jane Austen

Lot 3: The Novels of Jane Austen

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Description: 10 volumes. (8vo) original green cloth, spines gilt, top edges gilt. The Winchester Edition.

Condition Report: Spines faded, some light wear; foxing; good.

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The Sonnets

Lot 4: The Sonnets

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Description: 72 pp. (8vo) original paper wrappers. First Edition.

Condition Report: Previous owner's name on half title; near fine.

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Original photograph, inscribed on the reverse

Lot 5: Original photograph, inscribed on the reverse

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Description: Silver print photograph, 8.5x6 cm. 

Condition Report: Photo with light wear; very good.

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The Shadow on the Dial and other Essays

Lot 6: The Shadow on the Dial and other Essays

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Description: Edited by S.O. Howes. Decorative title page, with title lettered in red. (8vo) brown buckram, sundial stamped in black on front cover, small gilt sundial vignette on spine, lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Condition Report: Lightly rubbed at extremities; faint stain at top for edge of first 25 pages; else near fine.

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Bibliography of American Literature...for the Bibliographical Society of America

Lot 7: Bibliography of American Literature...for the Bibliographical Society of America

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Description: Volumes I-IX. (Large 8vo) original black cloth, stamped in gilt and red. First Edition, mixed printings.

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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Collected Stories, 1939-1976

Lot 8: Collected Stories, 1939-1976

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Description: Introduction by Gore Vidal. Purple cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, acetate cover. No. 88 of 300 numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: A touch of wear to bottom edge; near fine.

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Midnight Mass

Lot 9: Midnight Mass

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Description: Cloth-backed boards. No. 140 of 350 numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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No Eye Looked Out From Any Crevice

Lot 10: No Eye Looked Out From Any Crevice

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Description: Black wrappers, printed paper cover label. No. "L" of 26 lettered copies.

Condition Report: Fine.

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***WITHDRAWN***The Halloween Tree

Lot 11: ***WITHDRAWN***The Halloween Tree

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Description: Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini. Black cloth-backed orange boards, dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Fire Brain

Lot 12: Fire Brain

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Description: Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket lightly edge worn, a few small chips, small nicks to rear panel; endpapers foxed; fine in a very good or better jacket.

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The British Poets - 113 volumes

Lot 13: The British Poets - 113 volumes

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Description: 113 volumes (of 130). Principle editor Francis J. Child. (12mo) uniformly bound in brown half morocco and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines with four raised bands, all edges marbled.

Condition Report: Occasional touch of rubbing; fine.

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The Novels of the Sisters Bronte

Lot 14: The Novels of the Sisters Bronte

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Description: 12 volumes. (8vo) original green cloth, spines gilt, top edges gilt. 

Condition Report: Light wear to cloth; bookplates, some foxing; very good.

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Bukowski

Lot 15: Bukowski

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Description: Illustrated with just over 100 full-page photographs of Bukowski, mostly in color including frontispiece, taken by Michael Montfort from 1977 until Bukowski's death in 1994. (Oblong 4to), cream boards lettered in red and blue, slipcase. No. 1 of 110 total copies, none of which were originally for sale.

Condition Report: Slipcase a bit soiled; else fine.

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15 issues of ERBdom

Lot 16: 15 issues of ERBdom

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Description: 15 issues from 1970-1973. Including numbers 33, 35, 37, 39, 45, 48, 53, 54, 57, 60, 61, 63, 65, 67, & 69. Original paper wrappers.

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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Reference Guide and Prices to Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs - signed by Bergen

Lot 17: Reference Guide and Prices to Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs - signed by Bergen

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Description: 604 pp. (4to) black gilt-lettered boards. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library of Illustration

Lot 18: The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library of Illustration

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Description: 3 volumes. Illustrated throughout from original drawings, paintings and other illustrations done to illustrate ERB stories, some pages stamped in gilt, plus many folding plates. 12x9, full white linen with gilt-stamped leather cover labels, color pictorial cover labels, spines lettered in gilt, all housed in the publisher's slipcase with a gilt-lettered spine. Each is No. 1607 of 2000 hand-numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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The Golden Age of Tarzan, 1939-1942

Lot 19: The Golden Age of Tarzan, 1939-1942

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Description: xix, [3], 154 pp. Edited by Maurice Horn. Introductory essay by Burne Hogarth and Maurice Horn. Illustrated throughout from the original comics, printed in colors. (Large folio) 20x15, decorative golden boards stamped in brown, lettered in blue, publisher's golden slipcase. No. 1050 of 2000 hand-numbered copies. First Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear to slipcase; volume fine.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan

Lot 20: Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan

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Description: xix, 819 pp. Hulbert Burroughs, pictorial editor. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. Black and white photographs and reproductions. 11x8½. Cloth, jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Three volumes about Edgar Rice Burroughs and his writings

Lot 21: Three volumes about Edgar Rice Burroughs and his writings

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Description: Includes:Lupoff, Richard A. Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure. Preface by Henry Hardy Heins. Half cloth & boards, jacket. (Darkening to jacket rear panel.) First Edition. New York: Canaveral Press, 1965.Fenton, Robert W. The Bid Swingers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950; Tarzan, 1912--. Cloth, jacket. First Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, [1967].Heins, Henry Hardy. A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Leatherette stamped in gilt, jacket, slipcase. 1 of 1000 copies. Second Complete Edition, Revised. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, Inc., 2001.Together, 3 volumes.

Condition Report: Very good to fine condition.

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Back to the Stone Age

Lot 22: Back to the Stone Age

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Description: Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Just a bit of shelf wear to jacket, light rubbing to volume extremities; near fine in like jacket.

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The Bandit of Hell's Bend

Lot 23: The Bandit of Hell's Bend

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Description: Frontispiece by Modest Stein. (8vo) red cloth, lettered in black, color illustrated dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket spine a bit yellowed, tiny nicks at edges, one tiny hole at rear flap fold; volume spine a bit soiled; very good volume in same jacket.

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The Bandit of Hell's Bend

Lot 24: The Bandit of Hell's Bend

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Description: Frontispiece by Modest Stein. Red cloth lettered in black, jacket.

Condition Report: Jacket with large chips at spine foot, some other extremitye and edge wear, a few tape repairs; some light staining and wear to cloth; good to very good in like jacket.

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The Beasts of Tarzan

Lot 25: The Beasts of Tarzan

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Description: Frontispiece and drawings throughout the text by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth, lettered in black, color pictorial jacket. First Grosset & Dunlap Edition.

Condition Report: Spine a bit sunned, small chips and wear at ends, some minor edge wear; lower right corner of front cover lightly bumped, very good or better in like jacket.

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Beyond Thirty and the Man-Eater

Lot 26: Beyond Thirty and the Man-Eater

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Description: Red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, jacket designed by Gilbert Kane. 1 of 3000 copies. First Hardcover Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket with some soiling and extremity wear, tape residue at edges; some soiling and rubbing to covers, offset to endpapers, else good to very good in like jacket.

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Carson of Venus

Lot 27: Carson of Venus

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Description: Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket with light chipping at extremities, a bit of edge wear; a touch of extremity rubbing to cloth, very good or better in like jacket.

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The Cave Girl

Lot 28: The Cave Girl

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Description: [6], 323 + [5] ad pp. Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth, lettered in black, color pictorial jacket. Reprint Edition.

Condition Report: A little rubbing to volume extremities, owhership signature of Blanche B. Bierce, else near fine in like jacket.

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The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

Lot 29: The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

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Description: Illustrated with a frontispiece and chapter headings by John Coleman Burroughs. Gray cloth lettered in orange, color pictorial jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Very slight dampstain at top of jacket spine (nearly indiscernible), fine or nearly so in like jacket.

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Eleven Tarzan and Barsoom novels

Lot 30: Eleven Tarzan and Barsoom novels

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Description: Includes:Tarzan and the Ant Men. [1925].Tarzan the Untamed. [1922].Tarzan the Terrible. [1921].The Beasts of Tarzan. [1927].The Beasts of Tarzan. [1916].Tarzan and the Golden Lion. [1924].Tarzan of the Apes. [1914].The Land that Time Forgot. [1925]. This copy with a beautiful ink drawing on the front free endpaper, signed by previous owner of the book J. Paul Newcomer. Drawing dated 1930..A Princess of Mars. [1918].A Princess of Mars. [1917].The Gods of Mars. [1920].

Condition Report: Mild to moderate shelf wear; some ownership markings; very good.

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Eleven Tarzan novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs  -

Lot 31: Eleven Tarzan novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs - "Wartime" editions published by Grosset & Dunlap

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Description: Includes:Tarzan of the Apes. Heins T1.8.The Return of Tarzan. (Top 1" of jacket spine missing, smaller chip to foot, a few holes in front panel.) Heins T2.9The Beasts of Tarzan. (A few chips to top edge of jacket front panel.) Heins T4.6.The Son of Tarzan. (About half of jacket spine strip missing, edge wear to lower front panel.) Heins T5.9.Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. Heins T6.8.\Jungle Tales of Tarzan. (Tape repairs at corners and spine ends of jacket.) Heins T7.7.Tarzan the Untamed. (Tape repair to jacket spine.) Heins T8.5.Tarzan the Terrible. (Jacket chipped at spine ends, rubbed at front joint.) Heins T9.5.Tarzan and the Golden Lion. Heins T10.7.Tarzan and the Ant Men. (Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners.) Heins T11.5.Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle. (Large chip to jacket spine foot, extremity wear.) Heins T13.8.Together, 11 volumes. Boards, jackets.

Condition Report: Some wear, the most egregious of which has been noted, good to very good.

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Escape on Venus

Lot 32: Escape on Venus

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Description: Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs; map endpapers. Blue cloth lettered in red, color pictorial jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: A few tiny chips at jacket edges; touch of shelf wear to volume; else fine volume in near fine jacket.

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The Eternal Lover

Lot 33: The Eternal Lover

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Description: [6], 316 + [10] ad pp. Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth lettered in black, color pictorial jacket.

Condition Report: Jacket with ¾x1" piece missing from lower right corner of front panel, spine darkened with some wear ands, a few closed tears, verso repairs; volume fine or nearly so, jacket very good.

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A Fighting Man of Mars

Lot 34: A Fighting Man of Mars

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Description: Frontispiece. by Hugh Hutton. Textured red cloth lettered in green, color pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket with some crasing, rubbing and wear especially along spine, verso tape rapairs at spine and joints, chips to spine ends and corners, ¾" square missing from lower left corner of front panel; volumes spine lettering dull, a few stains to rear cover; inscription on front pastedown, very good in good jacket.

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The first five Tarzan novels in Burt reprints with jackets

Lot 35: The first five Tarzan novels in Burt reprints with jackets

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Description: Includes:Tarzan of the Apes. Frontispiece by Fred J. Arting. (Jacket with rubbing, chips to corners and spine ends with loss to title and imprint; insect damage to volume spine; owner's inscription dated 1916.) Heins T1.5. [1915].The Return of Tarzan. Decorations by J. Allen St. John. (Jacket spine faded, a few small edge tears & extremity chips.) Heins T2.7. [after 1916].The Beasts of Tarzan. Illus. by J. Allen St. John. (Jacket with some rubbing & soiling, chips to spine ends and corners.) Heins T4.3. [c.1917].The Son of Tarzan. Illus. by J. Allen St. John. (Jacket with some rubbing, chips to spine ends, corners and edges, spine well faded.) Heins T5.6. [c.1918].Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. Illus. by J. Allen St. John. (Jacket with some rubbing, extremity chips and tears, lower 1½" missing from rear panel; inscription dated 1924 on front endpaper.) Heins T6,4. [c.1920].Together, 5 volumes. Cloth, jackets.

Condition Report: Wear as noted plus some additional; good to very good.

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The first three Pellucidar novels in first Grosset & Dunlap editions

Lot 36: The first three Pellucidar novels in first Grosset & Dunlap editions

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Description: Includes:At the Earth's Core. (Jacket spine a little rubbed, small chips at foot.) [1923].Pellucidar. (Jacket spine darkened, ends chipped, edge wear/creasing.) [1924].Tanar of Pellucidar. (Slight rubbing to jacket spine ends and corners.) [1931].Together, 3 volumes. Illustrated. Cloth, jackets. First Grosset & Dunlap Editions.

Condition Report: Very good or better condition in like jackets

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Five first editions of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Lot 37: Five first editions of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Description: Includes:The Chessmen of Mars. (Rubbing to extremities, front hinge cracked, lacking front free endpaper.) Heins M5.1. McClurg: 1922.The War Chief. (Rubbing to spine.) Heins X12.1. McClurg: 1927.Tarzan and the Lost Empire. (Top corner of front cover lightly bumped; bookplate.) Heins T14. Metropolitan" [1929].Tarzan and the Leopard Men. Heins T20.1. Burroughs: [1935].Tarzan and the Foreign Legikon. Dust jacket (with some rubbing, soiling and creasings, extremity chips; light staining to covers.) Heins T29.1. Burroughs: [1947].Together, 5 volumes. Cloth, last with jacket. First Editions.

Condition Report: Wear as noted, generally very good.

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Five first editions of Tarzan books, all published by A.C. Mclurg

Lot 38: Five first editions of Tarzan books, all published by A.C. Mclurg

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Description: Includes:The Beasts of Tarzan. (spine gilt faded; inkstamps of a circulating library on front pastedowns). 1916.The Son of Tarzan. (Spine gilt faded, some rubbing, front hinge cracked.) 1917.Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. (Spine dull, leaning, rear hinge cracked.)  2nd ptg. 1919.Tarzan the Untamef. (Spine worn, leaning, tape repair to front hinge.) 1920.Tarzan and the Golden Lion.  (A few stains to covers, spine indented.) 1923.Together, 5 volumes. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Cloth. First Editions.

Condition Report: Good to very good with varying amounts of wear.

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Four non-Tarzan titles by Edgar Rice Burroughs published by Grosset & Dunlap

Lot 39: Four non-Tarzan titles by Edgar Rice Burroughs published by Grosset & Dunlap

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Description: Includes:The Bandit of Hell's Bend. (Jacket well chipped at spine ends, smaller chips at corners; offset & tape stains to endpapers.) Heins X7.2. [1926].The Moon Maid. (Jacket spine rubbed & stained, a large chip at head, a few short tears.) Heins X9.2. [1927].Apache Devil. (Jacket missing lower 3" of spine strip, chip to spine head; ink name & bookplate, front hinge cracked.) Heins X16.2. [1934].The Lad and the Lion. (Jacket with wear at spine ends and corners; stains to coves, ink name.) Heins X19.2. [1939].Together, 4 volumes. Cloth, jackets.

Condition Report: Wear, as noted plus some additional, good to very good.

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The Gods of Mars

Lot 40: The Gods of Mars

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Description: Frontispiece by Frank Schoonover. Green cloth, dust jacket.

Condition Report: Chips to jacket spine head not affecting lettering, small chips to corners, rubbing to spine and edges, a few tiny edge chips; very good or better in very good jacket.

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Jungle Girl

Lot 41: Jungle Girl

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Description: Dark red cloth, dust jacket. First British Edition.

Condition Report: Some soiling to jacket, a few short edge tears; volume spine a bit faded; very good in like jacket.

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Lot 42: Jungle Tales of Tarzan

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Description: Illustrated with 5 plates and chapter header drawings by J. Allen St. John. Orange cloth lettered in black, facsimile dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

Condition Report: Moderate soiling to cloth, hinge cracked before half-title; very good.

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Lot 43: Jungle Tales of Tarzan

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Description: Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth, dust jacket. Second Grosset & Dunlap edition.

Condition Report: Jacket with 2 very short edge tears, no loss; volume with rub mark to spine; very good or better in fine jacket.

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The Land that Time Forgot

Lot 44: The Land that Time Forgot

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Description: Illustrations by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth, dust jacket.

Condition Report: Jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners, tape repair at spine foot; volume spine leaning a bit, else very good in like jacket.

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Llana of Gathol

Lot 45: Llana of Gathol

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Description: Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue cloth lettered in orange, jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Small tape stains to endpapers, near fine in fine jacket.

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Lost on Venus

Lot 46: Lost on Venus

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Description: Illustrated with 5 plates by J. Allen St. John. Blue cloth lettered in red, jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Small chips and tears at jacket edges, long narrow piece missing from bottom edge of front panel; volume spine rubbed, name in crayon on front pastedown, library card in pocket at rear pastedown; very good.

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The Mad King

Lot 47: The Mad King

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Description: Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John. Red cloth, lettered in black, color pictorial jacket. First Grosset & Dunlap Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket spine darkened, come light staining; near fine in very good or better jacket.

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The Mucker

Lot 48: The Mucker

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Description: Illustrated with 4 plates by J. Allen St. John. Red-brown cloth, lettered in black, color pictorial jacket.

Condition Report: Jacket spine a bit darkened with some wear at ends; volume with minor rubbing to extremities, tape stains to endpapes, crease to title-page; very good or better in like jacket.

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Nine Mars novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, in five volumes, from Nelson Doubleday Inc.

Lot 49: Nine Mars novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, in five volumes, from Nelson Doubleday Inc.

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Description: Includes:A Princess of Mars.The Gods of Mars and The Warlord of Mars.Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of MarsSwords of Mars and Synthetic Man of Mars.Llana of Gathol and John Carter of Mars.Together, 9 works in 5 volumes. The first 4 volumes illustrated by Franz Franzetta, the last by Richard Corbin. Boards, dust jackets. Book Club Editions.

Condition Report: Some minor shelf wear and edge rubbing to jackets, very good or better.

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The Oakdale Affair [and] The Rider

Lot 50: The Oakdale Affair [and] The Rider

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Description: Illustrated with 2 plates (a frontispiece for each story) by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue cloth, lettered in red, color pictorial jacket with wrap-around image. First Grosset & Dunlap Edition.

Condition Report: Just a bit of rubbing and a few tiny chips to jacket extremities, three small holes in upper left corner of front panel with repairs and fill; a touch of rubbing to volume extremities with faintest bumps to top corners; near fine in bright, near fine jacket.

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