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Home > The Writings of Zane Grey > Foreign Editions > British Editions


British Editions

The Zane Grey's West Society would like to express our appreciation to David Leeson of England for this listing.

This listing of UK editions is not guaranteed to be complete or all-inclusive but is based upon books that I have seen, bibliography found in the Book and Magazine Collector, references that I have looked up in the British Library and on assumptions made from information on the dust jackets and inside sheets of books that I own.

-- David Leeson

First Editions by Publisher
Re-Prints by Publisher
First Editions by Publisher


Hodder & Stoughton, London was the largest UK publisher of Zane Grey's works. Other publishers invlude T Werner Laurie, Thos Nelson and Sons, and Lloyds. The following list is organised by publisher.

Hodder & Stoughton, London

The Last of the Plainsmen
The Roaring U.P. Trail
The Desert of Wheat
The Man of the Forest
Betty Zane
The Mysterious Rider
Tales of Fishes
To the Last Man
Tales of Lonely Trails
The Wanderer of the Wasteland
Tappanfs Burro & Other Stories
The Call of the Canyon
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon
The Thundering Herd
Tales of Southern Rivers
The Vanishing Indian
Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas
Tales of an Anglers Eldorado
Under the Tonto Rim
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna
Forlorn River
Nevada
Tales of Freshwater Fishing
Wild Horse Mesa
Fighting Caravans
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe
Sunset Pass
Tales of Tahitian Waters
Arizona Ames
Robbers Roost
The Drift Fence
The Hash Knife Outfit
The Code of the West
Thunder Mountain
The Trail Driver
The Lost Wagon Train
An American Angler in Australia
West of the Pecos
Raiders of Spanish Peaks
Knights of the Range
Western Union
30,000 on the Hoof
Twin Sombreros
Majestyfs Rancho
Stairs of Sand
The Wilderness Trek
Shadow on the Trail
The Valley of Wild Horses
Rogue River Feud
The Deer Stalker
The Maverick Queen
The Dude Ranger
Captives of the Desert
Wyoming
Lost Pueblo
Black Mesa
Stranger from the Tonto
The Fugitive Trail
The Arizona Clan
Horse Heaven Hill
The Ranger and Other Stories
Blue feather and Other Stories
Boulder Dam


T Werner Laurie, London

Spirit of the Border
The Last Trail


Thos Nelson and Sons, London

Heritage of the Desert
Riders of the Purple Sage
Desert Gold
The Light of Western Stars
The Lone Star Ranger
The Rainbow Trail
The Border Legion
Ken Ward in the Jungle
The Young Lion Hunter
Wildfire
The Young Forester


Lloyds

The Young Pitcher



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Click here to view some UK book dust jacket designs


Reprints by Publisher - Hardback Copies


Hodder & Stoughton, London - this Company, who was Zane Grey's main publisher in the UK, reprinted all of the books that they had first published many times over the years until sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. I have been unable to establish the last date that hardback books were used for reprints.

During the 1920s many of these reprints had a yellow colour on the spine of the dust jacket and this seemed to develop into their famous gYellow Jacketh series which they than used until they stopped reprinting in hardback. This series was not specific to any one author or indeed to any particular type of novelist. They probably covered all popular authors that they had the contracts for publishing.

During the 1920s some of their reprints were very attractive. Whilst the dust jackets were quite ordinary, the books themselves had nice cloth covered boards with an impressed silhouette in the right hand top corner, some examples are listed below.

  The Man of the Forest
To the Last Man
The Wanderer of the Wasteland
Call of the Canyon
The Thundering Herd
Under the Tonto Rim
The Vanishing Indian
  Sun Setting behind Pine Trees
Sun Setting behind Pine Trees
Girl sitting on Burro led by a Man
Girl sitting on a rock
Large Bison
Man on Horse descending slope
Indian on Horse (at bottom of book)


They may have used these impressed silhouettes on the 1st editions of these books as the last book listed above is a first edition.

In addition to reprinting the books they had first published they also included in their reprints The Spirit of the Border and The Last Trail.

As far as I am aware they never reprinted the first 8 western stories: i.e. Heritage of the Desert to Wildfire. Although reprinting rights to these books were granted to other UK publishers.

Harper & Bros, London - They reprinted several times over the years the first eight western novels but as far as I am aware never reprinted any of the other novels.

Thos Nelson & Sons, London - Produced reprints starting around the 1920s of the following books and continued to do so until the 1940s and possibly into the 1950s.

  Heritage of the Desert
Riders of the Purple Sage
Desert Gold
The Light of Western Stars
The Lone Star Ranger
The Rainbow Trail
The Border Legion
Wildfire
Ken Ward in the Jungle
The Young Forester
The Young Lion Hunter
 

The early 1920s reprints are not very impressive books I believe they were produced and sold cheaply and the covers are dull blues, reds and greens which almost look dirty, with hand cut ragged edged pages. Later reprints were much smarter with machine cut pages. They are small in size, were probably designed to fit in the pocket and were undoubtedly popular. The early 1920s reprints are fairly easy to get hold of but without dust jackets.

Hamish Hamilton, London - Reprinted the following books from late 1940s to early 1950s. Spines of dust jackets were always white.

  The Heritage of the Desert
Riders of the Purple Sage
Desert Gold
The Light of Western Stars
The Lone Star Ranger
The Rainbow Trail
The Border Legion
Wildfire
Tappanfs Burro
Under the Tonto Rim
Nevada
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe
The Drift Fence
Robbersf Roost

 

Chivers Press, Bath - Reprinted the following books under the Firecrest label with quite vivid dust jackets.

  Riders of the Purple Sage
Desert Gold

  1988
1990

I have not been able to discover if they reprinted any other titles around this time.

-- David Leeson







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