TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-333 [334-335: ads] [336: blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original olive cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green. First edition. Two issues (printings?) noted, priority, if any, unknown; sheets of this copy bulk 25 mm. McClurg printed 25,000 copies. There probably were multiple printings, at least two. His African estate in shambles, Tarzan goes to Opar to steal more gold. He is accompanied by Jad-bal-jar, a lion he has raised. Part of the story tells of the discovery of a region inhabited by highly intelligent gorillas who have enslaved a humanoid race of very stupid, lethargic blacks. "Burroughs was generally intolerant racially and ethnically, but the rancor is exceptionally strong here. Blacks, Germans, and Jews all catch it." - Bleiler. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 324. Teitler 198. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02321. Heins GL-1. Zeuschner 582. A fine copy in very good three-color dust jacket (front panel reproducing an illustration by J. Allen St. John) backed with non-acidic rice paper, with professional restoration, including several patch-ins with skillful coloring to blend in with the rest of the mostly original jacket. Presents very well overall. (#148406).
"Published March, 1923" on copyright page.