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Home > The Writings of Zane Grey > Walter J. Black Editions


Walter J. Black Editions

The Walter J. Black Editions were reprints of seventy-three of Zane Grey's titles with one additional title appearing as a First Edition. The series also included a biography of Zane Grey. Produced in the 1960's, they were bound in red and tan cloth and originally came in a rice paper cover.

Most of these books have little value, but the last thirteen in the list below are substantially rarer and command higher values. Two titles, The Wolf Tracker and The Camp Robber are worth a fairly high value. The Wolf Tracker is almost impossible to find in the original Harper's Edition, so this title is, in many cases, collected by collectors who feel they will never find the original first. The Camp Robber is a First Edition in the Walter J. Black series. It was never published anywhere else other than a magazine serial. It is therefore highly collectible.

Disclaimer on Book Values

The ZGWS is has received many requests concerning the value of Walter J. Black Edition books. To gain a better understanding of the values of these books, we recommend that you contact one of our Member Book Dealers.

However, most of these titles in average condition can be purchased for $5 - $6 per book. The last 13 titles in the list below can command higher prices, especially if they are in excellent condition Books in mint condition with the rice paper cover are becoming very rare and command much higher prices.

We have had reports of complete sets of the 75 titles in mint condition still with the rice paper covers bringing in excess of $1000. We have also heard of mint copies of The Wolf Tracker and The Camp Robber bringing more than $100 each.

The ZGWS makes no guarantees or claims about the value of these books. We suggest that you do not be disappointed when you are told that your Black Edition books are only worth $5 each. Seek professional guidance on values from our Member Book Dealers.

Listing of Zane Grey Walter J. Black Editions


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Title

 

 

1

Riders Of The Purple Sage

2

Thundering Herd

3

Wild Horse Mesa

4

Call Of The Canyon

5

Wildfire

6

Hash Knife Outfit

7

Shepherd Of Guadaloupe

8

Fighting Caravans

9

Western Union

10

West Of The Pecos

11

30,000 On The Hoof

12

Arizona Ames

13

Thunder Mountain

14

Sunset Pass

15

Mysterious Rider

16

To The Last Man

17

Vanishing American

18

Man Of The Forest

19

Twin Sombreros

20

Robber's Roost

21

Desert Gold

22

Heritage Of The Desert

23

Rogue River Feud

24

Shadow On The Trail

25

Code Of The West

26

Light Of Western Stars

27

Rainbow Trail

28

Border Legion

29

Under The Toonto Rim

30

Last Of The Plainsmen

31

Majesty's Rancho

32

Stairs Of Sand

33

Forlorn River

34

Desert Of Wheat

35

Raiders Of The Spanish Peaks

36

Drift Fence

37

Lone Star Ranger

38

Wilderness Trek

39

Knights Of The Range

40

Lost Wagon Train

41

Valley Of Wild Horses

42

U.P. Trail

43

Nevada

44

Deer Stalker

45

Wanderer Of The Wasteland

46

Trail Driver

47

Maverick Queen

48

Tappan's Burro

49

Betty Zane

50

Dude Ranger

51

Captives Of The Desert

52

Last Trail

53

Spirit Of The Border

54

Wyoming

55

Lost Pueblo

56

Black Mesa

57

Stranger From The Tonto

58

Fugitive Trail

59

Arizona Clan

60

Horse Heaven Hill

61

Ranger

62

Blue Feather

63

Boulder Dam

64

Zane Grey: Biography

65

Ken Ward In The Jungle

66

Red-Headed Outfielder

67

Roping Lions In The Grand Canyon

68

Shortstop

69

Young Forester

70

Young Lion Hunter

71

Young Pitcher

72

Day Of The Beast

73

Wolf Tracker

74

Reef Girl

75

Camp Robber








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