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$150 shipped. Great deal on this. Listing for $300-$500 hundred other places. Used, as I opened it to verify signatures. Pics below. Outstanding collection. Full description below. Claim with I’ll take it. PayPal due same day as claim. No returns or refunds. 

TARZAN OF THE APES The Artist Edition Limited to 600 Signed/Numbered Copies. Edgar Rice Burroughs. This book is a publisher copy purchased from Neal Adams out of 600 copies. Signed by 5 of the contributors, including artists Neal Adams & Thomas Yeates.  Photos & description courtesy of the publisher. 7" x 10" x 3" (outer clamshell case).

Each Artist Limited Edition Set Includes:

  • Book and Clamshell Box handcrafted in leather with letterpress title page, color illustrated endpapers and printed on 80# Finch archival paper.
  • Fine Workmanship: Double gold stamped titles and decorations, Symth-sewn binding, hand built box, heavy stock color plates - printed and bound in the U. S.
  • Two Wraparound Dust Jackets fitted on each book featuring a new original Tarzan painting by Sanjulian or Daren Bader and the first edition dust jacket designed by Fred Arting. 
  • (25) Tipped in Color Plates – featuring artwork by Frank Frazetta, Gerald Brom, Gregory Manchess, James Allen St. John, Jeffrey Jones, Neal Adams, Aaron Miller, Fred Arting, Thomas Yeates, Clinton Pettee, John Patrick, Tom Grindberg, Joe Jusko, Bob Eggleton, Burne Hogarth and many more.
  • (75+) Black & White Illustrations throughout the text by a host of artists and featuring 16 full-page illustrations for Tarzan of the Apes by Zdenek Burian and a 16-page Tarzan Artist’s Sketch Section.

Bonus items in each boxed set:

  • Tarzan of the Apes Artifact Portfolio (1912-1914) - includes exact replicas of editor letters, manuscript pages, Munsey's check to ERB, the ALL-STORY Oct. pulp cover, contents and title pages (1912), the illustrated first installment of the first Tarzan of the Apes newspaper serialization (1913) & the A. C. McClurg advertising postcard, illustrated order form & first edition book contract. (1914)
  • Vintage Pen – with gold grip and gold-plated Esterbrook nib – replica of the pen used by ERB to create Tarzan of the Apes.
  • Die Cast Color Stamp (2” x 3”) Reproduction in metal of the rare 1914 advertising stamp designed by ERB to promote the first edition of Tarzan of the Apes using Fred Arting’s dust jacket art and design.


Tarzan of the Apes: The Artist Edition set includes the illustrated leather bound smyth-sewn book, the portfolio with replica material and bonus items—all housed in a debossed custom leather case. The book features two dust jackets, a color letterpress title page and includes 100 black & white and 28 color illustrations by over 30 professional artists spanning 109 years. (1912-2021) The artwork, most of which illustrates specific scenes from Tarzan of the Apes, has been inserted into the 1914 A. C. McClurg first edition text making this the most illustrated ERB book published to date.

There are always two stories in every work of fiction. There is the story written by the author for publication and there is the story of how the book came to be published. The artwork and artifacts in this set are selected with the hope of helping the reader rediscover the wonder of this classic adventure while uncovering the events and circumstances leading to its publication and worldwide popularity. . . . . . . . . . 

There’s a lot to experience in this set including the delightful foreword by Pulitzer Prize winning critic Michael Dirda and the Artist Preface from Thomas Yeates—one of the great Tarzan illustrators of our time and whose artwork is featured prominently throughout the book. If you skim through the illustration content pages, you’ll see there are 22 Zdeněk Burian full-page illustrations for Tarzan of the Apes as well as artwork from nine artists published here for the first time. That includes the masterful paintings by Sanjulian and Daren Bader commissioned for the dust jacket and endpapers of this edition. You’ll discover more about the accomplishments and creative process of the amazingly talented illustrators in this edition in the artist bio and sketch sections.



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