Links and References to websites and works devoted to Edgar Rice Burroughs scholarship and fandom
Scholarship and fandom
the premiere site for everything ERB. I particularly like the C.H.A.S.E.R. section for it's
encyclopedic bibliographic entries on the various publishers and publication dates of ERB's
a site dedicated to the identification of ERB first editions. This is where you can go for a fast (or slow,
for that matter) reference if you ever have any doubts about whether or not a book is an ERB first.
The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a world-wide organization of aficionados who share a
love for the works and characters of the American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the
celebrated author of Tarzan. The group's membership list boasts its fair share of
best-selling authors, artists, scientists, teachers and academicians, as well as
readers who simply love a good story well told.
Von Horst's Pellucidar -
David Critchfield, author of The Gilak's Guide to Pellucidar, runs an informative and
entertaining website dedicated to the Pellucidar series. Critchfield's site includes entries on
the maps, articles, essays, links, . . . in short, everything Pellucidar. Fun and informative site.
The Dream Vaults of Opar -
This web-site contains Patrick Adkins' general thoughts and musings about Edgar Rice Burroughs which Adkins
published originally in the ERB-APA, a small distribution publication which limits it subscription list to its writers only. In
such a publication people outside the association have only limited access to its contents. In contrast to this tradition
of limited distribution Patrick Adkins has put all of his entries onto this website. In general, I find each of these essays at
least amusing, often very much so, and at their best, informative and interesting thoughts of a Burroughs reader who has
seriously considered each work and knows how to express those thoughts. Good, fun site.
An uber-fan, Tangor operates a fun website that contains literally hundreds (maybe more) pages on Edgar Rice
Burroughs. Not quite as exhaustive as erbzine.com, erblist does however come very close: Glossaries, reviews, articles,
essays and columnists, bibliographies, lists of every kind imaginable! Tangor tells us that on this site we will find "new art
as well as hundreds of samples by the most famous illustrators of Burroughs' works; ERB's novels in the Public Domain;
new ERB-style stories, "pastiches," of beloved characters or worlds; info regarding ERB fandom around the world;
interactive features: ERBdb (database), Quotes, Links, Surveys and Polls; and, of course, ERBList and the new ERBLIST
FORUMS!" Some of the articles and essays here are lively and informed, and just plain fun to read. Visit once and you
will stay for hours. It's fun.
Facsimile dust jackets
Almost anyone involved in ERB scholarship, minutia, or fandom can tell you that
Phil's site is where you find the finest ERB first-edition, facsimile dust jackets
available anywhere. His research and craft are among the best, and I can't
recommend him highly enough.
Henry Hardy Heins, A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1964, reprinted and revised 2001, publisher:
Donald M. Grant, still available for $100.00 + $3.00 shipping, ISBN 1-880418-51-7.
The publisher's website says "This Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs is the first serious book ever published dealing
exclusively with Burroughs. It identifies in detail all of the known book and magazine versions of Burroughs' stories with clear and often
fascinating guidance on how to tell them apart." I have no disagreements with any of the foregoing. Heins' bibliography is the beginning of all
serious ERB academia, making it difficult to access it's impact. For years it was the reference "Bible" for anyone who needed information that
was otherwise difficult-to-impossible to find. Heins' work lists precise information concerning each edition - artists and their illustrations in
each work, for example. Also, particularly for the novice reader/collector of ERB, this book is just fun to open and browse through. Minister
Heins has loaded the book with articles and illustrations that illuminate ERB's life, and the marketing and publishing of his work.
Robert B. Zeuschner, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, The Exhaustive Scholar's and Collector's Descriptive Bibliography, 1996,
publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., still available for $35.00. (shipping cost not known), ISBN 978-0-7864-3113-7.
In June 2008, I purchased a used copy of this work. As soon as I opened Zeuschner's bibliography I was enthralled. After studying it and
using it to check books in my own collection, I knew then and still believe it will be hard to find a more definitive compendium of the hardbound
works of ERB. On June 10, 2008, two days after I received my copy, I enthusiastically endorsed the book in an eBay review and now three
years later see no reason to change my opinion: "ZEUSCHNER'S LABOR OF LOVE: If you are a fan of the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, then
this book was meant to rest on your book case. Those of us who love the adventure novels of ERB also tend to be fascinated by all the
miscellany that we can't help but become involved in as we pursue our quest to obtain every work written by this fascinating author. This book
feeds that fascination with wonderful exactness. It concentrates on all the important details that separate the various hard cover editions, yet
covers areas rarely touched by other bibliographers - the Big Little Books, for example. I've just finished reading all the introductory material
and have closely studied the annexes, and am now amending my notes to include Zeuschner's elegantly simple annotations. Zeuschner's labor
of love was worth every penny of its price, and I can't recommend it highly enough."
John Coleman Burroughs (Jack), Illustrator and youngest son of ERB
BORN: Chicago, Illinois February 28, 1913
YOUTH: Raised on father’s 500 acre ranch, San Fernando Valley, near Hollywood,
SCHOOLING: Private schools, Van Nuys High, Majored in Art, Pomona College;
scholarships, prizes ~ Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
ART INSTRUCTORS: Nicolai Fechin, Elmer Schofield, Thomas Beggs, Frederic Taubes,
WORK: Wrote and illustrated stories for fantasy and science-fiction magazines. Book
illustrator ~ Artist and writer for nationally syndicated fantasy feature ~ Studio illustrator
and sketch artist: Warner Brothers, Universal Studios ~ One man shows and gallery
exhibitions in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois.
SUBJECTS: Mexican and Indian types, children, Polynesians, desert scenes, western
landscape, mariner. Artist uses his own children, friends as the faces for many of his
character studies; employs some professional models.
HOBBIES: Sculpturing, ceramics, photography, hiking, swimming, horseback riding.
- text adapted from erbzine.com
John Coleman Burroughs - Cover Illustration for
Llana of Gathol - tenth book in the Martian Series.
Vernel Coriell - Founder of
the Burroughs Bibliophiles