St. John, J. Allen. Hard Cover. Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Company, 1916. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Bound in the publisher's green cloth, with gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and spine; in the extremely uncommon and completely unrestored first issue dust jacket. A fine copy, with minor wear to the spine ends, very light wear to the top corners, hint of rubbing to the rear board, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with chipping and some loss to the spine and the corners, rubbing and chipping at the folds, slight loss to the top edge of the front panel, light creasing across, bright and unfaded illustrations. Housed in a custom folding box. Beasts of Tarzan is the third novel in Burroughs' series of Tarzan adventure stories. At the start of the novel, Tarzan is living in England as the wealthy Lord Greystoke. After his wife and son are abducted, Tarzan returns to the wild to recover his family and unleash a vicious animal vengeance on the perpetrators. It is not Tarzan's social status or wealth that save his family, but rather his animal origins and ability to converse with the beasts of the jungle. Beasts of Tarzan was originally published serially in five installments in the All-Story Magazine from May through June, 1914. In addition to the color pictorial dust jacket, this volume contains a frontispiece and illustrated title piece by St. John as well as numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text.