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 28 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. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02321. Heins GL-1. Teitler 198. Zeuschner 582. A fine copy in very good three-color dust jacket (front panel reproducing an illustration by J. Allen St. John) with light wear at upper spine end and corner tips, two small chips from lower spine end, three tiny closed tears at edges with small internal tape mends, and just a touch of general dust soiling. A very nice example of an iconic jacket seldom seen in exceptional condition. (#151481).
"Published March, 1923" on copyright page.