- Full Description
Bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and cover decorations stamped in gilt. Signed by the author, by ERB's president James Sullos, who provides an introduction, by John Ralston Burroughs, and by Jim Gerlach, who designed the book and introduces the illustrations. Robert B. Zeuschner, one of the most highly respected ERB scholars, takes the reader on a delightful journey through the publications that made Burroughs one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. 2000 annotated, illustrated entries describing ERB publications from 1911 to present. 500+ color images including 1st & reprint edition books & dustjackets and 97 ERB story-related pulp covers.
Pulps, first editions, reprints, new editions with added artwork, pamphlets, fan magazines...all are here. We especially like the coverage of the ERB-produced books from the 1930s and 1940s, showing both the inside hardcover (with specifics of binding color and labels) and the entire dust wrapper, where again one little variation can make the difference between a first edition and a reprint.
Wonderful coverage of pulp appearances, with rarely seen early covers for ERB's first stories, as well as wonderful Blue Book and other serialized appearances in the 1920s, 30s and even 40s, with covers by talent like J. Allen St. John. This is a massive volume, packed with minute detail. It even looks at the paperback boom of the 1960s and beyond, with the seminal Ace covers by Frazetta and Krenkel, the Ballantine series by Powers and others, and some very obscure works even we've missed until now.
600+ images, 500+ in color on glossy stock. This one-of-a kind bibliography is a must for anyone interested in the stories and the story of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Produced with full cooperation of ERB, Inc. and in fact, it has has their imprint just like those classic ERB novels in the 1930s and 1940s.
Review: by James Gannon, Director of Rare Books, Heritage Auctions
"A beautiful and important bibliography of more than 2,000 entries covering works by a major American author of the last century, profusely illustrated with excellent color reproductions of the pulps, books and dust jackets. The ERB Bibliography is an impressive production that includes a wealth of information beyond the first edition points, with numerous useful appendices and color photographs make it a joy to look at. The only problem is keeping our cataloging staff from fighting over who gets to use the bibliography first!"
Heritage Auctions is now using this as a standard reference when listing ERB books in their auctions, as they do with the Overstreet Price Guide for their comics.
And this just came in, unsolcited: "I got about 25-30 ERB books in the collection and have been using the new Zeuschner bibliography that I got from you. It has been a real blessing in my descriptions and as a dealer actually using it I HIGHLY recommend it . - Dave Smith, Fantasy Illustrated
- Additional Information
Item Code EDGBD Publisher ERB Books Publish Date 2016 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 620pg Color Text/Partial Color