This portfolio is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1912 appearance of Tarzan in The All-Story magazine. With the publication of this tale Edgar Rice Burroughs was on his way to becoming the reigning king of pulp magazine fiction for the next twenty years.
This portfolio of quality lithographs is an attempt to capture some of the best examples of Tarzan art over the past century in just twenty plates. The contradictory criteria for inclusion in this portfolio made the task of compiling it especially difficult. We wanted enduring and iconic images, but at the same time we also wanted images which were not reproduced often.
However, the truly iconic images have been reproduced over and over for good reason. These enduring artworks are not only beautifully executed, but they capture something essential to the character or world of the ape-man. So, even though many of these classic images are available elsewhere, we still felt they deserved this large format.
A much more difficult task is trying to find uncommon yet high quality Tarzan art. Because of the proliferation of Burroughs websites, just about every image is available. However, we hope there might be a few of these plates that you have not seen before. Many of the original artworks in this portfolio belong to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and hang on their walls. This is especially true for the many J. Allen St. John plates.
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