TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS: 1964. Frank Frazetta Full-color Edition
ITZL CHA UNBOUND!
Ever since Biblo and Tannen placed a banner across the cover art of TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS to keep from shocking the public, fans have longed to see the famous Frazetta image properly displayed on their copies of the Canaveral Press dust-jacket. Now, after over 100 hours of research, careful study of more than 70 different Frazetta watercolors, and careful production, the Alternate Timeline™ version of TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS is available from Recoverings. With coloring approved by Frazetta friend and collector, and Edgar Rice Burroughs scholar Robert R. Barrett, this full color dust-jacket presents the art with the same palette and watercolor techniques that Frazetta himself might well have used at that point in his career. Here is a new way to see and display the final collection of ERB’s shorter Tarzan stories. This is how the jacket might have looked if Canaveral had had the money to do it right. A limited edition, only 64 of these jackets will be available. Each will be individually printed, to order, on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880, with 8-color UltraChromeK3 archival inks on 47lb. Red River Premium Matte paper, to closely match the stock of the original. Each jacket will be numbered and inscribed to the buyer.
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— Limited to 64 copies: $40.00 (only 21 copies now available!)
JOHN CARTER OF MARS: 1964. J. Allen St. John/John Coleman Burroughs Edition
When Biblo and Tannen decided to start reprinting the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1964 there was no budget for 4-color dust jackets. This alternate jacket for the Canaveral Press first edition compilation pays a special tribute to two great names connected to the Master of Adventure. First, to J. Allan St. John by using his cover for JOHN CARTER AND THE GIANT OF MARS from the Amazing Stories January, 1941 issue. And secondly, to John Coleman Burroughs, the actual author of that particular tale by using the logo lettering from his John Carter comic strip, a spine illustration from the strip and by emulating his signature in the author byline. The back cover shows reproductions of both the original pulp magazine covers for GIANT and for SKELETON MEN OF JUPITER, the second story in the book.
— Limited to 100 copies: $40.00 (68 copies available)
A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS: 1931. Laurence Herndon Edition
This alternate jacket uses the Blue Book magazine cover art by Laurence Herndon that Max Elsner of Metropolitan Books originally intended for the book. Burroughs, thinking of a different artist whom he didn't like at all, expressed his dislike and dragged his feet on the idea. Elsner went back to the drawing board and the published jacket used a wrap-around painting by in-house artist Hugh Hutton who would later go on to a long career as a politcal cartoonist. This jacket also features seldom-seen cover art of ERB foreign editions that were intended to go on the back panel. For the full story read Robert R. Barrett's revealing article in the Burroughs Bulletin #45. Fits the Metropolitan first edition and the Grosset and Dunlap reprints. READ MORE. . .
— Limited to 100 copies: $40.00 (63 copies available)
THUVIA, MAID OF MARS: 1920.
J. Allen St. John Edition
I designed this jacket to continue the run of St. John covers on the Mars books. This image was chosen because I thought that the unfinished painting in the Vinson Collection, had been done in the Twenties. That led me to believe that St. John was expecting to do the jacket art. Besides that it matches the frontispiece illustration which was usually a black and white version of the dust jacket painting. Recently I discovered that the painting had actually been started at the request of Vern Coriell, founder of the Burroughs Bibliophiles. Even so, it's still a powerful image and worthy of a color treatment. Fits the A.C. McClurg first edition and the Grosset and Dunlap reprints.
— Limited to 100 copies: $40.00 (44 copies available)
This was the first alternate ERB jacket I produced. Suggested to me by D. Peter Ogden, publisher of Erbania the Edgar Rice Burroughs fanzine from Tampa, Florida, when I was first showing my jacket reconstructions at the 1999 Dum-Dum in Tarzana. Peter asked if I could create a jacket for the Canaveral edition of SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR using the cover of Fantastic Adventures from March, 1942. He loaned me a copy of the cover and I digitally painted out all the lettering. I created a new title block by referencing the many lettering samples in Dr. Darrell C. Richardson's book, J.ALLEN ST. JOHN, AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Many fans, including Danton Burroughs and Dick Lupoff, editor at Canaveral in 1963, have been very happy with this.
— Limited to 100 copies: $40.00 (only 2 copies left)