A. L. Burt reprint - Tarzan of the Apes
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A. L. Burt Tarzan of the Apes DJ variations:
According to erbfirsts.com , " From 1915 until 1928 A.L. Burt reprinted this title in a number of variations ... 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 the dust jacket colors have changed slightly, i.e. the
leaves are light green. 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."
Shown below are examples of each.
A. L. Burt Tarzan of the Apes book size variations:
The first Burt reprint (white lettering on the book cover and spine) is a slightly thicker book (1 and 1/4 inches wide) than the second thinner reprint (1 inch wide).. Burt printed only one
dust jacket for the first, thicker edition. The facsimile dust jacket made for this title (immediately below) is therefore slightly larger than later printings. To insure the fit, when ordering
this particular dust jacket make sure you have the thicker edition oh this title.
Tarzan of the Apes - first, thicker Burt printing
A. L. Burt Tarzan of the Apes dust jacket variations:
Each of the Burt reprints that came after the first print run have black lettering on the book cover and spine and is a slightly smaller book. Burt printed many different dust jackets for this
edition. I doubt if I have seen them all. Shown immediately below are three examples. The facsimile dust jacket made for this second print run is slightly smaller than earlier printings. To
insure the fit, when ordering this particular dust jacket make sure you have the smaller version of this title.
Tarzan of the Apes - Burt later, thinner printing V2 $8.99
Tarzan of the Apes - Burt later, thinner printing V3 $8.99
Early edition Later edition
NOTE: Writing on erblist.com, bibliographer Bob Zeuschner says "Still later, in a
third A. L. Burt variant the colors became a bit bizarre, with the moon over
Tarzan's shoulder becoming a bright red color. It is not known why the colors
changed, but my guess is that a separate publishing house reprinted the jackets,
and either the quality control on the colors left something to be desired, or
perhaps one of the printers decided to use his own creativity to make changes."
NOTE: V2 is probably closer to the second run of Burts. V2 is far and away the most common version of