Recent customer comments -

March 2019

- I’m not sure how many jackets I bought over the last year, and I’m not sure I want to know. But there were two sets of ERB books and one set of
the Tom Swifts, minus the ones I had in original dust jackets. There was a whole lot of ‘em, anyway. That’s the safest thing to say. Some of these
books, when I acquired them on eBay, came with reproduction jackets. But I could put them on the shelf side by side with yours and tell the
difference. Poor paper, wrong brightness, wrong color tone to the image – something was always off. Or the flaps weren’t full – they’d be cut off to
fit the size of paper in a standard color printer. Yours were far superior. I replaced all those amateurish reproduction jackets with yours.
I know there are some high-end makers of jackets for the ERB first editions, and their products look absolutely first rate, as you’ve noted on your
website, but there is a substantial price difference. If you’ve always read ERB in the Grosset and Dunlap editions, as I have, you’re the only one
who sells jackets for those. And if you’ve got a lot of books to cover – a whole lot – reprints and firsts -- I think you strike the right balance
between quality and affordability.
 I thought it amazing that you also had the Tom Swift series on your site as well. I already had the series, most of it jacketless. I guess we have the
same reading tastes. Great minds and all that. Your “cleaned up” series of jackets, with a white background, I would argue, offers an improvement
on the originals.
  Now, if I could just find jackets for my Rover Boys set.

- I wanted to pass along a photo that may interest you. This is what the complete Tom Swift series looks like in a nice fresh set of your repro
jackets. They really dress those old books up! Certainly these jackets are an improvement over the unjacketed books, but I would say they also are
an improvement over the original jackets. The originals were rather crude to begin with, printed on what looks like brown shopping-bag paper, and
they have only become more unreadable over time with exposure to sunlight and acid decomposition.
  My thought has always been that if you’re going to buy a repro dust jacket for an old book, it ought to look brand-new. These certainly do the trick!
  Thanks for your good work on these. The Tom Swift books have earned a place of honor on my bookshelf alongside my Hardy Boys books and all
those ERB novels I covered earlier. Now I just need a bookshelf large enough to showcase them all!




















January 2019

- The DJ order arrived today...first thank you for the two bonus jackets...the bonus Princess of Mars was much appreciated as I have two firsts -
one without a DJ, so it is now in use.  I don't have a first of the Cave Girl but now I will have to put it on my later edition for fun.
Great...GREAT quality...it's fun to see my heretofore cover-less firsts with DJs for the first time in nearly 100 years...I'll be ordering for a few more of
my DJ less books....thanks, again...

- Letting you know I received my book cover today in great shape! Wanted to thank you & letting you know I need a couple more & will be ordering
soon! Take care!

- I received the latest batch of DJs and they are terrific as usual.  I now have 75 of your Variant DJs and all of my nearly 200 “keeper” Burroughs
hardcovers (I have another few hundred that I will be getting rid of) have an original DJ or a variant DJ or both.  So, I will probably not be buying
many more DJs in the future.  In any event, it has been a great pleasure doing business with you and I hope our paths cross again.

- This is a fan letter for your website.  I just pulled out boxes of my comic book and book collection and started looking for DJs for my ERB books...
and, of course, I found you...and just placed an order for my first edition Tarzan books...when i find the remaining boxes of ERB books I'll be
ordering for those, too.  Hard to believe that when I was buying these back in the late '50's and early '60's I'd pass up those books in almost new
DJs for uncovered copies..but, hey, to this kid born in 1948 the difference between .35 and a buck was almost two extra books!  I "discovered"
Tarzan when I was around 5 when my parents bought me a Dell GIANT TARZAN...and they read and read it to me...I was hooked...my first Tarzan
books were the G&D books when I was around 9 ...a local book store had one in the kids' section; I cajoled my parents to buy it for me and my
father casually asked the clerk if they had any more...he proceeded to open a storage cabinet below the display book cases and there were half a
dozen more!!  I was hooked....along with the Tom Swift books I was seeking out I added all ERB books to my want list as I visited used book stores
for comic books...boy, those were the days...and then the '60's and ERBdom, etc...so much fun getting fanzines in the mail...I even published 3
issues of my own in the early '60's and had contacted Harry Habilitz to write an article on Burne Hogarth...excerpts from it showed up in the Watson
Guptil Hogarth book...but I'm rambling...just wanted to thank you for such an informative site (still lots more to explore) and the labor of love in
creating these great DJs...thanks, . . .

December 2018

-  Just wanted you to know that I received my "John Carter of Mars" dustjacket in along with the extra Variant cover of "Savage Pellucidar"!
Pleasantly surprised to receive the extra cover but just to let you know that a while back I bought a Canaveral Press hardback of that same book!
While it had an original Krenkel jacket it also had some water damage to it! So this works out great for me! I have bought quite a few facsmile
covers lately from another seller but at MORE than twice that I paid to you! So from now on I will be looking to you FIRST before I look elsewhere!
Thank you so much for your excellent service and to let you know that if anyone else I come across Is looking for covers I will be directing them to
you! Thanks Charlie! Happy New Year! :^)

- Thanks so much for the DJ's. They are perfect. I just bought a first of Tarzan Twins and the jacket looks great. My Oakdale Affair/Rider has only a
partial original DJ and I've slipped yours under and it works perfectly. My 71 b'day is coming up and I'll be purchasing more from you

- DJs: Received: they are really terrific. I will be ordering more, but I am going on vacation.Have a Merry Christmas and I wish you a good 2019.

- The latest order just arrived—all terrific. You know, it’s kind of funny, but after a year of ordering jackets every paycheck or two, I can finally see
the light at the end of the tunnel – eight more Tom Swift jackets to go! (Though I do have a few more ERB duplicates that may be worth covering –
and maybe, eventually, I’ll start picking up a few more first editions.)
Will send the next order my next payday, as usual.

[I don't have an Erbville press edition of The Girl from Hollywood; so, I told the customer he would have to send the book to me if he wanted me to design a DJ for it.
Upon receiving the book, I mounted a variant dust jacket on it, and sent the book and new jacket back. His acknowledgement email follows.]
- Girl From Hollywood book arrived today. Looks great, just what I had in mind.

November 2018

- The
Savage Pellucidar DJ came in today and boy does it look terrific. What an improvement over the jacket that Canaveral produced for that title.
That jacket alone would have sold copies of that book.

-  The latest order just arrived—all terrific. You know, it’s kind of funny, but after a year of ordering jackets every paycheck or two, I can finally see
the light at the end of the tunnel – eight more Tom Swift jackets to go! (Though I do have a few more ERB duplicates that may be worth covering –
and maybe, eventually, I’ll start picking up a few more first editions.)  Will send the next order my next payday, as usual.

June 2018 - Thanks for the latest set of the TS book covers. They make the older volumes look really good.
I don't have that first copy that you included as an extra, but it'll give me something else to hunt for!

June - September 2018

Web Master's note --- I put up no customer comments during this time. I don't really know why, because they did come in.

May 2018

- Just received the dust jacket for one of the Tom Swift books that I ordered from you. Great printing that you've managed to do to recreate these.
Books like these will turn up from time to time in the second-hand stores, but you almost never see the dust jackets.  It's great to see the original
art which adds so much. I'll definitely keep you in mind as i find more of these for the collection.

- Books arrived back today. Jackets look great, fit great. Thank You,

April 2018

- The small pictures in the web page can not do justice to these jackets. The
Tanar I received today is bright, detailed,and beautiful. Good packing
job too.

- Mars jackets arrived today, they look great. What a set of Mars titles these jackets make.

March 2018

- Love the jackets! They really dress up these faded and tattered old books. Buying coverless copies is probably the only way to keep this
affordable. My pace has slowed down a bit, but I've actually been picking up a few first editions lately, when the prices haven't been astronomical.
So many more still to get
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Anthology - EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: The
Master of Pulp Storytelling
First Edition

APACHE DEVIL
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant- Canaveral Press
Variant - G&D Stein art
Canaveral Press

BACK TO THE STONE AGE
First Edition
Canaveral Edition
Variant - ERB Inc first edition
Variant-Canaveral Press


THE BANDIT OF HELL'S BEND
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D Variant
Methuen
McClurg first edition

THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
A. L. Burt
Madison Square Editions

CARSON OF VENUS
First Edition
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press
Frazetta illo

THE CAVE  GIRL
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Canaveral Press Edition
Variant-McClurg or G&D

THE CHESSMEN OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

THE DEPUTY SHERIFF OF COMANCHE COUNTY
First Edition

ESCAPE ON VENUS
First Edition
Variant - Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press
Krenkel illo

THE ETERNAL LOVER
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
McClurg first edition

A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - G&D-ERB Inc.
Variant - Hartley Variant
Variant - Vaclav Cutta

THE GIRL FROM HOLLYWOOD
First Edition
Macauley Reprints
Variant - G.W. Moss

THE GODS OF MARS
First Edition
Canaveral Press
Variant - Jesse Marsh
Variant - Vaclav Cutta
Methuen editions

I AM A BARBARIAN
First Edition

JOHN CARTER OF MARS
First Edition
Canaveral Press
Variant-J.AllenSt.John

JUNGLE GIRL
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant- G&D -Herndon
Variant - G&D - Krenkel

JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions

THE LAD AND THE LION
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant-Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press Edition

LAND OF TERROR
First Edition
Canaveral Press

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Canaveral Press Edition
St John Variant
Graham Hyde Variant
Vaclav Cutta Variant
Methuen
Frank R.Paul Variant

LLANA OF GATHOL
First Edition
Variant - St. John art

LOST ON VENUS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press
Methuen edition
Frazetta illo

THE MAD KING
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant

MARCIA OF THE DOORSTEP
First Edition

THE MASTER MIND OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - G&D
Methuen

THE MONSTER MEN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant - Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press

THE MOON MAID
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
JCB Variant

THE MOON MEN (aka THE MOON MAID)
Canaveral Press

THE MUCKER
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant - St. John illo
Variant - Sotec illo
Canaveral Press  

The Oakdale Affair and The Rider
First Edition

The Oakdale Affair
Amereon House

THE OUTLAW OF TORN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Methuen
Variant-Pinnacle

PELLUCIDAR
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant - Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press
Methuen

Pirates of Venus
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. '48 Reprint
Canaveral Variant
Canaveral Press
Krenkel illo

A PRINCESS OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Methuen Reprint 1952
G&D Varianrt Cutta

THE RETURN OF TARZAN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
A. L. Burt
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions
Movie Poster art
Methuen

SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
First Edition
Canaveral Edition
Variant-StJohn Canaveral

THE SON OF TARZAN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
A. L. Burt
Madison Square Editions
Variant Movie Poster
Methuen

SWORDS OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS
First Edition
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

TALES OF THREE PLANETS
First Edition
Canaveral Edition

TANAR OF PELLUCIDAR
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant - G&D and Canaveral Press
Canaveral Press

TARZAN AND THE ANT MEN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D - Boys and Girls Series
Madison Square Editions
Counter Card variant

TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS
First Edition

TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Whitman
The Bodley Head

TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY
First Edition
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Whitman edition

TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION
First Edition
Variant- Pinnacle

TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
Variant - G&D
G&D - Boys and Girls Series
Madison Square Editions
Madison Square Editions

TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
A. L. Burt
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions
Variant-Monahan
Methuen

TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN
First Edition
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - ERB Inc and G&D
Variant - G&D Ray Dean

TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - Frazetta

TARZAN AND THE MADMAN
First Edition

TARZAN AND THE TARZAN TWINS
Canaveral Press
Volland First Edition

TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Canaveral Edition
Variants
Frank Frazetta (Alternate)

TARZAN, LORD OF JUNGLE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D - Boys and Girls Series
Madison Square Editions

TARZAN OF THE APES
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions
Movie Poster Art DJ
Movie Poster art #2
Movie Poster art #3

TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

TARZAN: THE LOST ADVENTURE
First Edition

TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT
First Edition
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint

TARZAN'S QUEST
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Methuen

THE TARZAN TWINS
First Edition
Volland First Edition

TARZAN THE TERRIBLE
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions

TARZAN THE UNTAMED
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
G&D Boys & Girls Series
Madison Square Editions

TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - G&D

THUVIA, MAID OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
Variant - StJohn
Variant - Krenkel

THE WAR CHIEF
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap

THE WARLORD OF MARS
First Edition
Grosset&Dunlap
ERB Inc. ‘48 Reprint
ABOUT THIS SITE
The primary purpose of this site is, of course, to sell facsimile and variant dust jackets for the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs (often aka ERB
throughout this site).  However, I've also tried to create a colorful, interesting site that also informs the visitor about the life, works, illustrators,
publishing, and collecting of ERB.  Scattered throughout the site you'll find information blocks like the one on the right below about ERB in
WWII that highlight some aspect of the world of ERB.  I hope I have succeeded in making the site as enjoyable as possible.  
                                                                                                         Thanks,
                                                                                                          Charlie  
Ray Bradbury has written that “Burroughs . . .  probably changed more destinies than any other writer in
America.”  Hyberbole aside, no one doubts that he is one of  the most widely read and influential writers of
the Twentieth Century, inspiring people as diverse as Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C.
Clarke, Gore Vidal, George Lucas, Ray Bradbury, Ronald Reagan. . . and worldwide, millions more.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - c. 1935
Edgar Rice Burroughs was too old to see active
service in World War II ~ he was 66 at the time of
the Pearl Harbor attack [which he witnessed] ~ but
as an established writer he served the war effort
by becoming a war correspondent. He was the
oldest war correspondent to serve in the Pacific
theater, flying from island to island (even bumping
into his son Hulbert, who was serving as a war
photographer), reporting on troop activities,  going
out on bombing runs with the 7th Air Force.

Burroughs would not come out of this period in his
life unscathed.  For a man his age the stresses and
strains of travel in rough conditions on military
flights and various warships, living in often poor,
tropical conditions, weakened him and worsened a
chronic heart condition.  In poor health, he
returned home where he died in his bed reading
the Sunday comics in 1950.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950)  is the
successful author of more than 75 novels, the most famous being his series
of Tarzan novels.    

An admitted ne'er-do-well, failing in any job he tried, Burroughs turned to
writing in his thirties in a desperate belief that he couldn't do any worse than
others he had read.  For the rest of his life, year after year, with only a four
year break for WWII, he would turn out pot-boilers at a phenomenal rate and
in the process create some of the most beloved and enduring works of
adventure, fantasy and science fiction written anywhere on the planet. His
third book brought to the world the most familiar and popular character in all
of fiction, Tarzan of the Apes.

Readers of all types and all occupations have affirmed Burroughs’ influence
on them, particularly in their formative, adolescent years.   In this context it
is difficult to overstate the influence of Burroughs' books. Until recently if
you read science-fiction when you were young, then you read Burroughs.  
Within science fiction, Burroughs’ writing is a part of the genre's roots, and
few modern SF authors, and many non-SF, can claim that they have not been
influenced by Burroughs to a greater or lesser degree.  
erbgraphics.com - Dust Jackets for the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs   
This site's purpose is to provide facsimile copies of dust jackets for the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the master of the adventure novel, at an affordable price for as high a quality as I can
produce to the millions of readers and collectors who love a good story well told.
For complete information about
ordering this book, go
here.
Showcase II: Poster:  Roy G Krenkel, Cover illustration for ACE books (1963) edition of Tanar of Pellucidar
Showcase #1 - The Whitman Publishing Co.

The Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin,published the
8-inch books known as 50-cent juveniles. These books provide a
snapshot of popular culture from the years they were published,
the 1910s to the 1970s. They were published in a variety of series
such as Whitman Classics, Adventures For Boys, Mysteries, and the
most notable, the Authorized Editions, which were gleaned from
radio, screen, comic strips, and TV series. Considering the many
characters and personality figures that were featured in the
Whitman books, there is enormous crossover collectability of these
books for other fields.

In 1952, Whitman published two "Authorized Abridged" editions by
Burroughs  - Tarzan and the City of Gold and Tarzan and the
Forbidden City.  The dust jackets for the books were done by Don
McLouglin, but the end-papers and interior illustrations were done
by comic artist Jesse Marsh.  When the books were reprinted in
1954 Tomy Sgroi did the interior illustrations and end-papers. The
same artists would be used when the books were reprinted again
in the 1960s at which time they would also publish abridged
editions of Tarzan of the Apes and The Return of Tarzan. They
would halt printing of ERB in the late seventies.

PERSONAL NOTE: The Whitman edition of Tarzan and the City of
Gold was my first encounter with Burroughs.  I was ten years old at
the time.  I was engrossed.  Fifty pages from the end my mother
made me stop reading and turn off the light.  When I was sure she
and my father were asleep, I went to the bathroom, opened the
control panel area at the bottom of the hot water heater and
finished reading the novel by the somewhat dim glow of the pilot
light. I slept through church the next day.