A. L. Burt - Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
According to erbfirsts.com "From 1919 until 1928 A.L. Burt reprinted this title in a number of variations. The lettering on the front cover
and spine is in black. 'A.L. Burt' is printed on the spine and title page. A.L. Burt did not include the date of the printing so many a
novice incorrectly assumes the book to be a first edition as the only date listed is the copyright date." I would also add that early
reprints have the circled title, later reprints do not.
Making a facsimile dust jacket for this title is further complicated, because at some point the book itself becomes smaller. Measured
closed, on the page side, not the spine, early Burt editions are approximately 1 and 1/4 inch thick, while the later, smaller editions are
only 1 inch thick. There is one more discriminator, the early Burt editions of this title have an indented line-border (sometimes black,
sometimes without ink) on the front board: later editions are missing this border (See photos below). Below you'll find facsimiles made
for both sizes. To ensure a correct fit, when ordering this particular dust jacket make sure you know which edition you have..
Odd NOTE: Apparently Burt didn't change the DJ for this title - Later Burt edition DJs are about a 1/4' too wide for the book. The height
seems correct, but not the width. For this facsimile, I changed the size of the smaller version to fit correctly.
2nd NOTE: You have a choice of two versions of this facsimile. The first is an uncorrected scan from an original Burt edition. I left it
as it was because it was just too difficult to correct all of its problems. However, there were no tears; and therefore the jacket was
missing no information. The second version below is a corrected scan — i.e. the image is cleaned up and the lettering is crisper. For
example, the front flap was completely redesigned for sharpness.
I've included both antiqued and cleanup recovered jackets. Because individual tastes vary, you choose the one you like.
Larger, early edition
Smaller, later edition
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar - Antiqued - Early, thicker Burt edition antiqued $11.99
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar - Antiqued, Later, thinner Burt edition antiqued $11.99
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR - Version 2 - Early, thicker Burt edition $10.99
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR - V2 - Later, thinner Burt edition $10.99