October 1912 All-Story Headlines
Burroughs-Themed Auction Offerings
Galleries is offering a large selection of Edgar Rice Burroughs pulps and
memorabilia in their August 2-4 Comic and Comic Art auction, to be held
at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD.
The highlight is the October 1912 All-Story with Tarzan's first
appearance in any medium, a copy in GD/VG condition from the collection
of well-known Burroughs expert Robert Zeuschner.
Plus, a First Edition Hardback of Tarzan of the Apes (McClurg,
1914). About a yearand-a-half after his debut in the pages of The All-Story,
Tarzan’s first appearance was reprinted in hardback form -- the first hardback
Edgar Rice Burroughs ever published.
This is a first state, first edition copy of the book, one of only 5,000
printed in that initial run. It lacks the acorn device on the spine and
bears "W. F. Hall" on the copyright page in Old English script, marking
it as a true first edition. The book is bound in dark red cloth with gold
lettering, and is in great condition, with tight binding, off-white pages,
and mild to moderate amount of shelfwear and corner bumping. The dustjacket
has been repaired, and the extensive restoration includes two major tear
seals and multiple pieces added. A beautiful book.
Also on offer: many more issues of All-Story as well as hard-to-find
issues of Blue Book, Amazing Stories, and others. Many of
these are from Dr. Zeuschner's collection.
Wherever possible, complete serials are being sold together as a single
lot. In addition to the sought-after Tarzan serials, the likes of "Gods
of Mars," Westerns like "War Chief" and "Apache Devil," the Pellucidar
series, and many more are included.
Other lots of interest to the Burroughs collector:
• The original art for a spectacular 1935 Tarzan Sunday strip by Hal
• An equally impressive 1940 Tarzan Sunday strip by Burne Hogarth,
as well as Tarzan art by Bob Lubbers, John Celardo, and others
• A signed letter from Burroughs to his daughter Joan
• Early comic book appearances of Tarzan like the 1938 Comics on
• A complete Parker Bros. Tarzan board game from the 1930s
• Tarzan ephemera such as rare store signs, posters, and much more
Heritage has agreed to a special catalog offer for readers of this publication:
a complimentary copy of the full-color catalog (which normally sells for
$50) is available by registering online at the address HA.com/BURB726O
or calling 866-835-3243 and mentioning reference #BURB726O.
For interested bidders who are unable to attend the auction in person,
proxy bids can also be placed through the company’s website HA.com both
in advance of the event and during the auction itself. Telephone bidding
is also available.
Full descriptions and high-resolution scans of every lot, as well as
further information on the auction, are available at HA.com. A flyer announcing
the auction is on the reverse.