Tarzan and the Ant Men
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Madison Square Edition with Dust Jacket
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1924
For purposes of dating this early reprint we note that:" Previous owners name in pencil on first page and dated April 18, 1946"
Tarzan and the Ant Men is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the tenth book in his series about the jungle hero Tarzan. It was first published as a seven-part serial in the magazine Argosy All-Story Weekly for February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 1, 8 and 15, 1924. It was first published in book form in hardcover by A. C. McClurg in September 1924.
Tarzan, the king of the jungle, enters an isolated country called Minuni, inhabited by a people four times smaller than himself, the Minunians, who live in magnificent city-states which frequently wage war against each other.
Tarzan befriends the king, Adendrohahkis, and the prince, Komodoflorensal, of one such city-state, called Trohanadalmakus, and joins them in war against the onslaught of the army of Veltopismakus, their warlike neighbours.
He is captured on the battle-ground and taken prisoner by the Veltopismakusians, whose scientist Zoanthrohago conducts an experiment reducing him to the size of a Minunian, and the ape-man is imprisoned and enslaved among other Trohanadalmakusian prisoners of war. He meets, though, Komodoflorensal in the dungeons of Veltopismakus, and together they are able to make a daring escape.
In the book Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Richard A. Lupoff places Tarzan and the Ant Men in his list of essential Burroughs novels and states that it represents Burroughs at the peak of his creative powers. [wiki]
Red cloth, lettered in black. Firm binding, intact hinges, clean interior. Undated vintage reprint showing 1924 copyright.
6¾" - 7¾" tall 346 pages Hardcover
VERY NICE hardcover book: Pages are tanned, but are free of markings. Previous owners name in pencil on first page and dated April 18, 1946. Binding is tight.
DUST JACKET is in VERY GOOD good condition. NOTE- DJ is covered in early "Brodart" type of clear sleeve. Overall very nice copy and DJ gloss and vibrant color remain. Very slight spine fading from sunlight. Hardly noticeable.
Kindly refer to images scanned, they are faithful and representative.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres. Among the most notable of his creations are the jungle man Tarzan, the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter and the fictional landmass within Earth known as Pellucidar.