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Tarzan and the Snake People Book RARE Unauthorized Gold Star New Tarzan Series Book 3 1964 Vintage Paperback Collectible

  • $ 7500


Tarzan and the Snake People paperback book
Based on some of the characters created bu Edgar Rice Burroughs
Written by Barton Werper
Number 3 in The New Tarzan Series
A Gold Star Book published by New International Library
#IL7-54 Printed in the USA
1964 - 1st (and only) Edition
7" x 4" x 3/8"
Paperback with color cover illustrated by Jack Endeweldt
128 pages
VERY good condition with faintly yellowing pages.
No cover, spine, or page damage. Does not appear to have been read.

So here's the scoop on this book. It is a unauthorized edition using the name Tarzan the likeness to the Edgar Rice Burroughs characters. It was one of the subjects in a lawsuit between Gold Star Books and the Edgar Burroughs Estate. Gold Star and New International Library were found guilty of copyright infringement. Gold Star was ordered to cease marketing the remaining copies of the book and to destroy them. This is one of the books that was sold prior to the court order. It is rare and desired among Tarzan collectors. The condition of this book is one of the finest I have seen in this series. Of course it is OK to own it, buy it or sell it. The issue was with the authors and publishers.

 

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