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Home > The Writings of Zane Grey > Collector's Guide to First Editions


Collector's Guide to Zane Grey


Chronological Listing of First Editions

Subsequent Printings with Printing Variants
& Foreign Editions with American Sheets


Introduction
Chronological Listing
including Subsequent Printings with Printing Variants
& Foreign Editions with American Sheets

Harper's Tales of the Frontier Editions
Reference

1900-1909 | 1910-1919 | 1920-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959
1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-


Betty Zane (1903)
  top↑

First Printing
Charles Francis Press, NY, copyright (1903), no “Second Edition” on title page

Subsequent Printings
Charles Francis Press, NY, copyright (1903), title page states “Second Edition”

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Saalifield
Triangle

 

The Spirit of the Border (1906)  top↑

First Printing

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1906), Burt's address listed as 52-58 Duane Street, four pages of advertisements

First Printing Variations:

(1) Errata:
“r” in “remembered” present on page 8
dropped (or smashed) single quote marks, p.144 line 5 from the bottom partially there

Damaged type:
perfect type “purtiest”, p.113 line 8 from the bottom
perfect type “food” p. 129 line 1
perfect type “They”, p. 148, line 3 from bottom
perfect type, right side of p. 248 lines 1-7
perfect type, right side of p. 264 lines 1-12
perfect type, “of”, p. 265 line 1
perfect type, “beautiful”, p. 266 line 1
perfect type, running titles, p. 141/226

(2) Errata:
dropped “r” in “remembered” page 8
dropped (or smashed) single quote marks, p. 144 line 5 from the bottom

Damaged type:
“purtiest”, p. 113 line 8 from the bottom
“food” p. 129 line 1
“They”, p. 148, line 3 from bottom
right side of p. 248 lines 1-7
right side of p. 264 lines 1-12
“of”, p. 265 line 1
“beautiful”, p. 266 line 1
running titles, p. 141/226

Subsequent Printings

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1906), Burt's address not listed as 52-58 Duane Street, 4 pages of advertisements, pine cones on spine in red ink, with tissue guard

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1906), Burt's address not listed as 52-58 Duane Street, 10 pages of advertisements, pine cones on spine in black ink

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1906), Burt's address not listed as 52-58 Duane Street, 10 pages of advertisements, pine cones on spine in black ink, book thinner than above (3cm vs 3.5 cm)

A.L. Burt, reset the type and issued in red cloth gilt lettering (no design).

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Saalfield
Triangle

 

The Last of the Plainsmen (1908)  top↑

First Printing

Outing Publishing Co., NY, 1908, copyright 1908 by Outing on copyright page

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Lettering and designs on spine stamped in gilt

(2) Lettering and designs on spine stamped in green

Transition Casings

Outing Publishing on spine, A.C. McClurg on title page, no notation of “Second Edition”

Note: Other casing variations have original publisher on title page and new publisher on spine. This title has original publisher on spine and new publisher on title page (as does Tales of Swordfish and Tuna).

Subsequent Printings

A.C. McClurg, copyright page states “Second Edition June 3, 1911"

Grosset & Dunlap edition with the same information on the copyright page as the A.C. McClurg “Second Edition” copy

Grosset & Dunlap, with Boy Scout Edition on cover, same information on the copyright page as the A.C. McClurg “Second Edition” copy and the same as the first Grosset & Dunlap edition

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

First U.K. edition with bound American sheets. Hodder & Stoughton imprint on the title page and spine. No ads at rear of book.

Note: Does not say printed in the U.S.A.

 

The Last Trail (1909)  top↑

First Printing

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), 52 Duane Street listed, 2 pages of ads

Subsequent Printings

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), same front pastedown as first printing, but Burt’s address not listed as 52 Duane Street, 6 pages of ads
Note: Last page says “THE END.”

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), same front pastedown as first printing, but Burt’s address not listed as 52 Duane Street, 9 pages of ads
Note: It is possible that some of the ad pages are missing and that this copy is the same as above

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), no pastedown (area blank), green cloth with white lettering
Note: 8 pages of ads followed by 6 blank pages.
Note: Last page says “THE END.”

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), no pastedown, area has 2 pieces of plant matter stamped in dark green, light green cloth with orange lettering
Note: 10 pages of ads followed by 5 blank pages.
Note: Last page says “THE END.” in very battered type.

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), no pastedown, area has 2 pieces of plant matter stamped in dark green, green cloth with white lettering
Note: 11 pages of ads followed by 4 blank pages.
Note: Last page does not say “THE END.”

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909), no pastedown, area has 2 pieces of plant matter stamped in black (different from copies above), blue/purple cloth with white lettering
Note: 11 pages of ads (different format than previous printings) followed by 2 blank pages.
Note: Last page does not say “THE END.”
Type then reset by A.L. Burt. This is apparent from both the title page and the copyright page.

There are at least two versions of re-set type: one with orange lettering same horizontal and vertical rule design enclosing a different 2 flower arrangement. The second with no horizontal and vertical rule design and no flower illustration.

A.L. Burt & Co., NY, copyright (1909)

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap
Saalfied
Triangle

 

The Short-Stop (1909)  top↑

First Printing

A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1909, copyright page states “Published June, 1909"

Subsequent Printings

A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1909, copyright page states “Second printing July 1909".

A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1909, copyright page states “Third printing, November 17, 1909".

A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1909, copyright page states “Fourth printing, March 1, 1914".

Grosset & Dunlap, copyright page states “Fourth printing, March 1, 1914".

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Morrow (1992)

 

The Heritage of the Desert (1910)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, with “MCMX” on title page and no code letters on copyright page and “Published September 1910", ink stamp of "advance copy--not published" on the title page

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, with “MCMX” on title page and no code letters on copyright page and “Published September 1910"

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Spine has silhouette of woman
following typos not corrected:
Superfluous quote marks p. 78 line 16
Dropped apostrophe in “They’re”, p.97 line 11 from bottom
Dropped “n” in twinkled p. 104 line 9
Dropped quote marks, p. 243 line 5 from the bottom

(2) Spine does not have woman's silhouette
following typos not corrected:
Superfluous quote marks p. 78 line 16
Dropped apostrophe in “They’re”, p.97 line 11 from bottom
Dropped “n” in twinkled p. 104 line 9
Dropped quote marks, p. 243 line 5 from the bottom

(3) Spine has silhouette of woman
following typos corrected:
Superfluous quote marks p. 78 line 16
Dropped apostrophe in “They’re”, p.97 line 11 from bottom
Dropped “n” in twinkled p. 104 line 9
Dropped quote marks, p. 243 line 5 from the bottom

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1910), no date on title page, copyright page states “Published September 1910"
Note: date removed from title page.
Note: Copy has dust jacket with NOTICE/HOW TO OPEN A BOOK on inside flap of dust jacket.

Harper & Brothers, NY, c. 1920, dust jacket has ‘Popular Fiction’ on inside panel which lists the U.P. Trail. Rear panel list ‘Important Fiction’ and lists The Man of the Forest.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Discussion
A copy observed, no date on title page, “BOOKS BY ZANE GREY” on copyright page. This may be same as copy above.

 

The Young Forester (1910)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, no code letters, copyright page states “Published October, 1910" at the center of the page

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, no code letters, copyright page states “Published October, 1910" at the bottom of the page
Box with “Books by Zane Grey” added to the center of the copyright page
Note: Date removed from title page.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, code letters L-Q (November 1916)
Note: Copyright page has been reformatted.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, code letters I-R (September 1917)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, code letters I-U (September 1920)
Note: Light green cloth, illustration removed from spine, copyright page has been redone (from L-Q printing), no frontispiece or tissue guard.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, code letters ?-X (? 1923)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1910, code letters F-B (June 1927)
Note: Cover same as first five printings but spine does not have illustration and has “ZANE GREY” in caps instead of “Grey”.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with F-R
Grosset & Dunlap with B-U
Grosset & Dunlap with E-X

 

The Young Pitcher (1911)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1911, no code letters, copyright page states “Published March 1911"

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1911, code letters C-R (March 1917)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with K-W
Morrow (1992)

 

The Young Lion Hunter (1911)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1911, no code letters, copyright page states “Published October 1911"

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1911, code letters I-R (September 1917)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with B-U

 

Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)  top↑

Serial beginning January 1912 in Field & Stream

NOTE: See Riders of the Purple Sage - Reprint Edition (1921)

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, no code letters
Red boards with printed label on cover and binding sample glued to the back of the front cover. “Advance copy for private distribution. Not for sale.”
Note: One copy has illustration page stamped with “THREE NOT READY”; no ads on copyright page as is the case with the first printing.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, no code letters, copyright information at the bottom of the copyright page.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, no code letters, copyright information dropped to the bottom of the page and boxed advertisements placed near the middle of the page

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters H-M (August 1912)
Note: Copyright page also has boxed advertisements in the middle of the page.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters K-M (October 1912)
Note: Copyright page advertisements changed from “Books by ZANE GREY” to “The KEN WARD SERIES BY ZANE GREY”.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters A-N (January 1913)
Note: Copyright page has advertisements “The KEN WARD SERIES BY ZANE GREY” as above.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters I-N (September 1913)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters L-N (November 1913)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters F-O (June 1914)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters M-U (December 1920)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters H-A (August 1926)
Note: Green cloth with black lettering, no tissue guard, no advertisements on copyright page.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1912 code letters C-W (March 1922)
Note: Green cloth with gilt lettering, no tissue guard, no advertisements on copyright page.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Harper & Brothers, London, code letters H-A (August 1926) with “Printed in the U.S.A” on the copyright page.

Note: Same as H-A U.S. edition in every respect except binding is different color and has different lettering. This printing has outline of ZG bust at lower right of front cover.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with A-T
Grosset & Dunlap with L-N
Grosset & Dunlap with F-O

See Riders of the Purple Sage - Reprint Edition (1921)

 

Ken Ward in the Jungle (1912)  top↑

Serial beginning May 1912 in American Boy

First Printing
Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters H-M (August 1912)

Subsequent Printings
Harper & Brothers, NY 1912, code letters D-R (April 1917)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Desert Gold (1913)  top↑

Serial beginning March 1, 1913 in Popular

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1913, code letters C-N (March 1913)
Title page stamped “ADVANCE COPY — NOT PUBLIS”

Another copy "Advance Copy - Not Published" rubberstamped to title page and inscribed "compliments" note to front free endpaper. With publisher's advance printing pictorial postcard laid in.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1913, code letters C-N (March 1913)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1913, code letters E-N (May 1913)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1913, code letters F-N (June 1913)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1913, code letters F-O (June 1914)
Note: Copyright information dropped to bottom of page and “Books by Zane Grey” moved from back of second free end paper to copyright page.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets
Harper & Brothers, London 1913, code letters C-N (March 1913), bound in blue cloth with dark blue lettering. No pastedown. States ‘Printed in the United States of America’.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with C-N
Grosset & Dunlap with H-A
Grosset & Dunlap with F-O
Grosset & Dunlap with G-P

 

The Light of Western Stars (1914)  top↑

Serial beginning May 1913 in Munsey’s

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters M-N (December 1913)
twice stamped “Advanced copy – Not published” on title page

another copy "Advance copy -- Not Published" on title page, with illustrated review card laid in.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters M-N (December 1913)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters B-O (February 1914)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters D-O (April 1914)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters H-O (August 1914)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters M-O (December 1914)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters K-P (October 1915)
Note: Copy did not have a tissue guard.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters B.Y. (February 1924)
Note: Type reset, binding turquoise/light green with black sky front cover and black lettering. Not embossed. Periods after code letters and not a dash.

Harper & Brothers, NY 1914, code letters D-A (April 1926)
Note: Binding light green with black sky front cover and yellow lettering. Not embossed. Title page and book completely reset.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with K-P
Grosset & Dunlap with A-R

Walter Black limited leatherette edition.

Discussion
Harpers editions to 1915 are 389 pages. Harpers 1924 edition reset the book , pages totaled 378 (page numbers are at the top of the page rather than at the bottom). I can think of no other example of where Harpers reset the book other than the Riders 1921 edition. Perhaps the 10 year lag between editions (1914 to 1924) accounted for this.  Such a lag time between Harpers editions, while not unique, seems also uncommon. The Grosset editions (presumably October 1915 and January 1917) would suggest that publishing rights went from Harpers to Grosset to Harpers and presumably back to Grosset.

 

The Lone Star Ranger (1915)  top↑

Two short serials The Lone Star Ranger (serial beginning May 9, 1914 in All-Story Cavalier Weekly) and The Last of the Duanes (serial beginning September 1914 in Argosy) joined together

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1915, code letters M-O (December 1914)

Variations of this Printing:

1) Brown cloth, no illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine(2) Green cloth, no illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine(3) Green cloth with illustration of two guns and ribbons added to the spine

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1915, code letters A-P (January 1915)Note: Illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine as above.

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1915, code letters F-P (June 1915)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth
Note: Illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine as above.
Note: the green of this state is slightly lighter in color than A-P printing. There may be an A-P version of this book in this lighter F-P binding.
(2) Blue/green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1915, code letters F-P (June 1915)
Note: Illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine as above.

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1915, code letters D-R (April 1917)
Note: Green cloth, illustration of two guns and ribbons on spine, book thinner than previous edition.

Harper & Brothers, NY, code letters B-Y (February 1924)
Note: Light green cloth stamped in black; lettering on spine differs from previous editions.

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1915, code letters D-A (April 1926)
Note: Green cloth with black and yellow illustration and yellow lettering outlined in black lettering different than D-R edition, back of half title page and title page different than D-R edition, code letters above copyright information instead of below it, no frontispiece or tissue guard, one end paper instead of 3 on D-R edition.
Note: This printing should have a different dust jacket.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with code letters L-Q
McKinlay, Stone and Mackenzie edition with B.Y.

Discussion
Rogers notes differences in endpapers in first printing.

 

The Rainbow Trail (1915)  top↑

Serial beginning May 1915 in Argosy entitled The Desert Crucible
Serial 1915-1916 in Field & Stream entitled The Desert Crucible

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters F-P (June 1915)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters I-P (September 1915)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters L-P (November 1915)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters M-P (December 1915)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters H-Q (August 1916)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters D-R (March 1917)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters I-R (September 1917)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1915), code letters E-S (May 1918)

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with E-S
Grosset & Dunlap with I-R
Walter Black limited edition in tan leatherette bound as Horse Heaven Hill.

 

The Border Legion (1916)  top↑

Serial beginning January 15, 1916 in All-Story Weekly

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters E-Q (May 1916)
With "Advanced Copy - Not Published" stamped to title page

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters E-Q (May 1916)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters F-Q (June 1916)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters H-Q (August 1916)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters M-Q (December 1916)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1916), code letters B-S (February 1918)
Note: Printed on thinner paper stock, 3 blank endpapers at front (instead of one), no advertisements on back of ½ title page, no frontispiece or tissue guard, title page says illustrations by Lillian E. Wilhelm but there is no list of illustrations or illustrations, there are 4 blank rear endpapers (instead of 1).

Harpers c. 1929 edition (dust jacket advertising Fighting Caravans)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with code letters B-S
Grosset & Dunlap with code letters A-V

 

Wildfire (1917)  top↑

Serial beginning April 8, 1916 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters L-Q (November 1916)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters A-R (January 1917)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters C-R (March 1917)

Variations of this Printing:

  1. Red cloth

  2. Green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters D-S (April 1918)

Variations of this Printing:

  1. Dark red cloth, “ZANE GREY” on spine in smaller font

  2. Light red cloth, “ZANE GREY” on spine in larger font

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters L-Z (November 1925)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1917), code letters B-C (February 1928)
Note: Red cloth with black lettering. Spine lay-out differs from previous editions. Dust jacket has advertisements for Forlorn River on rear panel, Nevada on front flap, and Under the Tonto Rim on rear flap (all different from first printing). Price of $2.00 on rear inside flap and price is not on spine of dust jacket as in first printing. Rogers notes that 2nd printing DJ has price of $1.35 on spine which also appears to be the case with first printing. Errata same as Rogers notes for first edition.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with D-S
Grosset & Dunlap with L-Q
Grosset & Dunlap with B-C

 

The U.P. Trail (1918)  top↑

Serial beginning June 1917 in Blue Book entitled The Roaring U.P. Trail

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters A-S (January 1918)
Note: Dust jacket with rear panel of dust jacket stamped “W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Government” front flap with ad blurbs for the U.P. Trail and price on spine $1.50.

Variations of this Printing:

  1. Forest green cloth

  2. Green cloth

  3. Navy green cloth

  4. Navy green cloth

  5. Green/blue cloth

  6. Brown cloth

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters C-S (March 1918)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters D-S (April 1918)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters F-S (June 1918)

Variations of this Printing:

  1. Darker green cloth; “ZANE” 6.5 cm from top of the spine

  2. Lighter Green cloth, 3 blank end papers at front; “ZANE” 6 cm from top of the spine

Note: All other copies of this title have 1 blank endpaper at front
Note: The F-S printing has the dust jacket with the WSS seal and not the “Worth-While Fiction”

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters L-S (November 1918)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters M-S (December 1918)

Variations of this Printing:

  1. ZANE” 3 cm from “TRAIL” on spine

  1. ZANE” 3.5 cm from “TRAIL” on spine

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters A-T (January 1919)
Note: Zane Grey on front cover in upper and lower case letters (all previous printings in caps only). H-T printing is the same.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters H-T (August 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth

Note: Zane Grey on front cover in upper and lower case letters (same as A-T printing).

Note: Price on dust jacket spine is $1.75.

(2) Brown (burgundy) cloth

Note: Zane Grey on front cover in upper and lower case letters (same as A-T and first H-T printing variation).

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with E-T
Grosset & Dunlap with H-T
Amereon House, in a limited edition of 80 copies.

Discussion

Sometime after the F-S printing, the dust jacket was changed. Rear panel lists four “Worth-while fiction” followed by ad blurbs for 4 titles (Sylvia Scarlet, The Rider of the King Log, Potash and Perlmalter Settle Things, and Going West); and front flap lists “Popular Fiction” (The Unpardonable Sin, The Hills of Refuge, The Close-up and Poilu: A Dog of Roubaix). Rear and inside flap ads different on first printing.

Dust jacket also noted with price on spine blacked out with black ink. Ads on rear panel and inside flap same as above. Edition of book unknown.

See The U.P. Trail Service Edition

 

The U.P. Trail -- Service Edition (1918)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1918), code letters A-S (January 1918)
Service edition bound in leatherette for the soldiers in WWI

 

The Desert of Wheat (1919)  top↑

Serial beginning May 4, 1918 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters A-T (January 1919)

Dust Jacket Variations:

(1) Front flap has no ad blurbs on the Desert of Wheat or The Winds of Chance, Sylvia Scarlett, price is $1.50

(2) Front flap at top has ad blurbs for the Desert of Wheat and “Popular Fiction” lists 4 titles (Sylvia Scarlett by Compton Mackenzie has original price of $1.50 blacked out, followed by a new printed price of $1.60 below it); and at the bottom a short blurb on The Winds of Chance by Rex Beach. Price on spine $1.50

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters B-T (February 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Dark blue cloth

Note: Dust jacket has the printed price on the spine of $1.50. Inside panel of dust jacket has the prices listed as with the first printing but the price for Sylvia Scarlett is listed at $1.60 (previous version has $1.50 blacked out and $1.60 printed below it).

(2) Light blue cloth

(3) Red cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters C-T (March 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Red cloth

(2) Maroon cloth

(3) Blue cloth

(4) Dark blue cloth

(5) Purple cloth

(6) Green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters H-T (August 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Dark blue cloth

(2) Dark green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters I-T (September 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Darker green cloth

Note: Dust jacket has the printed price on the spine of $1.50 blacked out and new price of $1.75 has been printed in black ink above the old price. Inside panel of dust jacket has the price for Sylvia Scarlett is listed at $1.50 which has been blacked out and $1.60 printed below it.

(2) Dark green cloth

Note: Dust jacket has the printed price on the spine of $1.50 blacked out and new price of $1.75 has been printed in black ink above the old price. Inside panel of dust jacket has the prices listed as with first printing but the price for Sylvia Scarlett is listed at $1.60 (previous version has $1.50 blacked out and $1.60 printed above it).

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters M-T (December 1919)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Dark green cloth, front cover panel in gilt

(2) Light green cloth, cover panel in gilt, spine lettering in gilt

Note: Illustration facing p. 111 faces the other side in the copy observed, lacks next two illustration and frontispiece.

(3) Light green cloth, cover panel in gilt, spine lettering in darker green.

(4) Light green cloth, front cover panel in darker green, spine lettering in darker green

Note: Dust jacket the same as first printing with the exception that the prices on inside front panel have been removed as well as the price on the spine (i.e., the box where the price appears is blank. In I-T printing copy the box is actually blacked out).

(5) Light green cloth, front cover panel in darker green, spine lettering in darker green

Note: Dust jacket the same as first printing with the exception that the prices on inside front panel have been removed as well as the price on the spine (i.e., the box where the price appears is blank. In I-T copy observed, the box is actually blacked out).

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters are in battered type I-U? (September 1920)
Note: Green cloth, but not the same shade of green as any previous printings for this title.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with code letters that are in battered type (I-U?)
Grosset & Dunlap with B-T

Discussion

The A-T printing most likely issued with both versions of the dust jacket. I have seen multiple copies of the 2nd dust jacket that appear to be original to the A-T printing.

Rogers notes an A-T copy where “Desert of Wheat” appears among titles advertised on the verso of the half-title page. Not likely to exist.

All printings of the C-T printing, as well as all subsequent printings, have “Desert of Wheat” listed as the first title advertised on the verso of the half-title page.

 

Tales of Fishes (1919)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Half tan morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, tope edge gilt. With code letters F-T.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters F-T (June 1919)
Note: The dust jacket spine has $2.50 price which is not found on B-U printing.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters I-T (September 1919)
Note: There are three blank leaves at front of book. First printing has four.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters B-U (February 1920)
Note: There are three blank leaves at front of book. First printing has four.
Note: The dust jacket spine does not indicate the $2.50 price found on first printing.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1919), code letters E-C (May 1928)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Blue binding with front pastedown (same as previous states with the exception that ‘HARPERS’ on the spine is in all caps instead of upper and lower case).

Note: Top edge stained yellow.

Note: Front and rear pastedown and endpapers are illustrated with a photograph (in blue) that is illustrated on the dust jacket of E-C yellow binding with green lettering.

(2) Yellow binding with green lettering (no pastedown)

Note: dust jacket layout and illustration different than previous printings.
Note: Front and rear pastedown and endpapers are illustrated with a photograph (in blue) that is illustrated on the dust jacket of E-C yellow binding with green lettering.

Grosset & Dunlap with E-C, yellow binding with green lettering as above.
Note: Lettering may be in gilt.

Transition Casing

Grosset & Dunlap binding, Harper & Brothers, NY, on title page, code letters E-C (May 1928), yellow binding with blue lettering.
Note: Front and rear pastedown and endpapers are illustrated with a photograph (in green) that is illustrated on the dust jacket of E-C yellow binding with green lettering.
Note: listing on Grey Fishing books on back or half title page (not included on other E-C editions). Title page different from E-C editions, including ‘NEW YORK AND LONDON’ in all caps. Top stained blue.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder & Stoughton edition with Hodder title page and “Printed in U.S.A.” on copyright page.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap
Amereon House in a limited edition of 8

 

Man of the Forest (1920)  top↑
Serial beginning October 20, 1917 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters A-U (January 1920)

Variations of the First Printing:

(1) Damaged type:
Lower part of “7” perfect at 79
Lower part of “3” perfect at 83
Lower part of “7” perfect at 207

(2) Damaged type:
Lower part of “7” damaged at 79
Lower part of “3” damaged at 83
Lower part of “7” perfect at 207

(3) Damaged type:
Lower part of “7” damaged at 79
Lower part of “3” damaged at 83
Lower part of “7” damaged at 207

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters B-U (February 1920)
Variations of this Printing:

(1) “ZANE GREY” 2 cm long on spine

(2) “ZANE GREY” 1.5 cm long on spine

(3) “ZANE GREY” 1.5 cm long on spine and a little bit higher (closer to the illustration) than the copy above

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters C-U (March 1920)
Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth

Note: Dust jacket found with price on spine of $1.90. Also found with price on spine of $1.90 marked out with sticker saying $2.00 Net

(2) Light green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters G-U (July 1920)
Variations of this Printing:

(1) Light green cloth, “Zane Grey” on spine larger font

Note: Price on dust jacket has sticker placed over it saying $2.00 NET.

(2) Light green/olive cloth, “Zane Grey” on spine larger font

(3) Dark green cloth, “Zane Grey” on spine smaller font

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters H-U (August 1920)
Variations of this Printing:

  1. Light green/olive cloth

Note: Price on dust jacket $1.90. Area is a lighter color and looks like a sticker as noted above has been removed.

  1. Green cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters M-U (December 1920)
Note: Price on spine of dust jacket of copy observed has sticker over it which has been removed (may have said $2.00 NET or some other price).

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters A-V (January 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters E-V (May 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters F-V (June 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters C-V (March 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters L-V (November 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1920), code letters A-W (January 1922)

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with I-V or L-V
Grosset & Dunlap with H-W
Grosset & Dunlap with B-C (Note: Front cover only has lettering and no illustration.)
Simon and Schuster, February 1985 (The Zane Grey Collector).

Discussion

Rogers notes price on dust jacket flap as $2.00. Price is $1.90 on spine and then marked out with $2.00 on copies observed.

 

The Redheaded Outfield (1920)  top↑

First Printing

Grosset & Dunlap NY (1920), three line script on spine “GROSSET/AND/DUNLAP”, tan cloth, orange letters outlined in black, no frontispiece, five pages of advertisements

Note: Additional page of ads for Gene-Stratton-Porter added for subsequent printings.

Subsequent Printings

Grosset & Dunlap NY (1920), two lines on spine “GROSSET/& DUNLAP”, tan cloth, red letters outlined in black, no frontispiece, six pages of advertisements

Grosset & Dunlap NY (1920), two lines on spine “GROSSET/& DUNLAP”, tan cloth, yellow letters outlined in black, no frontispiece, six pages of advertisements

Grosset & Dunlap NY (1920), two lines on spine “GROSSET/& DUNLAP”, green cloth, red letters outlined in black, no frontispiece, six pages of advertisements. “Made in the United States of America” added to bottom of title page

Tan cloth, red lettering outlined in black?

Ten pages of advertisements, first page listing Grey titles lists 11 titles

Red cloth, lettered in black

Ten pages of advertisements, first page listing Grey titles lists 16 titles (instead of 11 for previous printings)

Other Editions

Walter Black, Inc.
Aeonian Press, Mattituck, limited edition of 300.

Discussion

Maybe an orange cloth with yellow lettering.

There are 18 titles on the rear of the dust jacket. Later printings of the dust jacket have 20 titles (including Tales of Fishes and The Man of the Forest).

Type later reset by Grosset and Dunlap.

 

Mysterious Rider (1921)  top↑

Serial beginning June 7, 1919 in Country Gentleman

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters I-U (September 1920), title page stamped “NEW PUBLICATION/ADVANCE COPY/NOT YET RELEASED”
Note: Another copy noted with same stamp but on free end paper.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters I-U (September 1920)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters E-V (May 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters I-V (September 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters L-V (November 1921)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters M-V (December 1921)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth

(2) Red cloth

(3) Brown cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters A-W (January 1922)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Dark green cloth

(2) Green cloth

(3) Brown cloth

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters B-W (February 1922)
Note: Green cloth.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters D-A (April 1926)

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with D-A
Grosset & Dunlap with I-V
Grosset & Dunlap with B-W
Walter Black limited leatherette edition.

 

Riders of the Purple Sage - Reprint Edition (1921)  top↑

Larger book than 1912 edition, type completely reset

First Printing
Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1912), code letters K-V (October 1921)

 

To the Last Man (1922)  top↑

Serial beginning May 28, 1921 in Country Gentleman

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters K-V (October 1921)
Stamp on title page read "New Publication ADVANCE COPY NOT YET RELEASED"

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1921), code letters K-V (October 1921)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters M-V (December 1921)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Harpers on spine in smaller font, printed on thinner paper stock (book measures 3.6 cm including covers)

(2) Harpers on spine in larger font, printed on thicker paper stock (book measures 3.9 cm including covers)

(3) Harpers on spine in larger font, printed on thinner paper stock (book measures 3.6 cm including covers)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters A-W (January 1922)
Note: “road” changed to “rode”, p. 9, line 9 from the bottom

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with D-A

Discussion
Rogers notes another 1922 printing with “First Edition” on the copyright page.

The Day of the Beast (1922)  top↑

Serial beginning April 1, 1922 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters G-W (July 1922) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Red cloth

(2) Purple cloth

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with G-W

Discussion
Maybe a variation in the first printing bound in royal blue.

 

Tales of Lonely Trails (1922)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, Deluxe first edition specially bound for Grey by his publisher. 3/4 olive morocco over cloth boards, spine in six compartments, two of which are gilt lettered, top edge gilt.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters G-W (July 1922) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Top edge stained yellow.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters M-W (December 1922) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Top edge stained orange/red.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters C-X (March 1923)
Note: Top edge stained yellow.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters I-Y (September 1924)
Note: Front cover has “ZANE GREY” in all caps, other previous copies are initial caps only. Spine does not have the word “Zane” on it. Top edge stained yellow. Front panel of dust jacket the same as previous editions. Rear panel has different ads under new title ‘New Books of Travel and Adventure’. Both flaps with different ads, no price listed on inside flap.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1922), code letters E-C (May 1928)
Note: Book larger (9 3/8" X 6 3/8") than previous printings but printed from the same plates. Top edge stained yellow.

Transition Casing

Blue Ribbon on spine, Harpers on title page, code letters E-C (May 1928)
Note: Book bound in blue cloth.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder and Stoughton, title page tipped in (states Hodder and Stoughton), copyright page states “Copyright 1922/by Zane Grey/Printed in the U.S.A”. No code letters.
Note: Book lacks the half title page (and the advertisements on the verso) after the two blank endpapers.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Northland Press, Flagstaff, AZ, 1986. Foreword by Loren Grey, 394 pages, softbound.

Wanderer of the Wasteland (1923)  top↑

Serial beginning May 1920 in McClure’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1923), code letters L-W (November 1922) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in large font

Damaged type:
Page 26 perfect type lines 11-15 near right margin
Page 89 damaged type, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines
Page 216 has damaged type running title plus first 18 lines

(2) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in large font

Damaged type:
Page 26 damaged type lines 11-15 near right margin
Page 89 damaged type, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines
Page 216 has perfect type running title plus first 18 lines

(3) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in small font, “ZANE” is 8 cm from “land” on spine

Damaged type:
Page 26 damaged type lines 11-15 near right margin
Page 89 perfect type, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines
Page 216 perfect type running title plus first 18 lines

(4) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in small font, “ZANE” is 8 cm from “land” on spine

Damaged type:
Page 26 damaged type lines 11-15 near right margin
Page 89 perfect type, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines
Page 216 has damaged type running title plus first 18 lines

(5) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in small font, “ZANE” is 7 cm from “land” on spine

Damaged type:
Page 26 perfect type lines 11-15 near right margin
Page 89 damaged type, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines
Page 216 has damaged type from running title plus first 18 lines

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1923), code letters A-X (January 1923) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in small font and “ZANE” is 7 cm from “land” on spine

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1923), code letters D-X (April 1923) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:
(1) Spine has “ZANE GREY” and “HARPERS” in small font
(2) Spine has “ZANE GREY” in large font and “HARPERS” in small font
Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1923), code letters M-X (December 1923)
Note: “Zane Grey” in large font, “Harpers” in large font on spine.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with code letters M-X
Aeonian Press, Mattituck, NY c. 1995 in a limited edition of 300. Text is photocopy of original Harper plates.

Discussion
Damaged type p. 8, lines 5-8 from bottom on right margin and p. 89, lines 5-7 from bottom near middle of the lines. Rogers notes that copies with perfect type would have priority.

 

Tappan's Burro (1923)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, [1923] Deluxe first edition specially bound for Grey. Full crimson morocco, spine in six compartments, two of which are gilt-lettered, the others with double gilt rule, gilt dentelles, with I-X on copyright page.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1923), code letters I-X (September 1923) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Textured black cloth

(2) Smooth black cloth

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

The Call of the Canyon (1924)  top↑

Serial beginning November 1921 in Ladies’ Home Journal

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1924), code letters K-X (October 1923) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1924), code letters A-Y (January 1924)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with D-A
Grosset & Dunlap with A-Y
Deluxe first edition bound for Grey, Hodder & Stoughton, [1924]. Full gilt-decorated red calf, spine in six compartments, two are gilt-lettered, the others with triple gilt fillet.

Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon (1924)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1924), code letters B-Y (February 1924)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1924), code letters C-Z (March 1925)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with code letters C-Z

 

 

Tales of Southern Rivers (1924)  top↑

Serial beginning March 1911 in Field & Stream titled Down an Unknown Jungle River

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, [1924] Deluxe first edition bound specially for Grey by his publisher. 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, spine in six compartments

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1924), code letters H-Y (August 1924) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casing

Grosset and Dunlap on spine, Harper & Brothers on title page, no code letters and “First Edition” not stated. Binding the same as first G&D edition

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder and Stoughton on spine and title page with “Printed in the U.S.A.” and “First Edition” on copyright page.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Thundering Herd (1925)  top↑

Serial beginning February 1924 in Ladies’ Home Journal

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1925, code letters L-Y (November 1924) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1925, code letters C-Z (March 1925)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with L-Y and “First Edition”
Walter Black limited leatherette edition

The Vanishing American (1925)  top↑

Serial beginning November 1922 in Ladies’ Home Journal

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1925, code letters I-Z (September 1925) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1925, code letters L-Z (November 1925)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1925, code letters M-Z (December 1925)
Note: All errata corrected from 1st printing (see Rogers).

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1925), code letters A-A (January 1926)

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1925), code letters C-A (March 1926)
Note: Date removed from title page.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with C-A
Walter Black limited leatherette edition

Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas (1925)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1925, code letters K-Z (October 1925) and “First edition” stated. Leather-bound for presentation.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1925, code letters K-Z (October 1925) and “First edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1925), code letters A-A (January 1926)
Note: Date removed from title page.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1925), code letters L-C (November 1928)

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth with gilt lettering (both in smooth cloth and in textured cloth)

(2) Dark green cloth with black lettering

(3) Blue cloth with black lettering

(4) Light blue cloth with black lettering

(5) Red cloth with black lettering

Transition Casing
Grosset & Dunlap on spine Harpers on title page, no code letters
Note: Light blue/green cloth with dark blue lettering, no code letters.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets
Hodder & Stoughton on spine and title page, code letters K-Z (October 1925) and “First edition” stated, “Printed in the U.S.A.” on copyright page

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with L-C
Note: Same binding as transition casing; seems out of sequence since transition casting has no code letters.

Under the Tonto Rim (1926)  top↑

Serial beginning February 1925 in Ladies’ Home Journal titled The Bee Hunter

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1926, code letters F-A (June 1926) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casings
Grosset and Dunlap on spine, Harper & Brother on title page, code letters F-A and “First Edition” stated on copyright page.
Note: Red cloth.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets
Harpers, London edition, with code letters F-A and “First Edition” stated on copyright page and “Printed in the U.S.A.”
Note: Blue cloth (not green/blue). Rear panel advertises different books and cites London rather than New York. Other than the rear panel and the binding color, the book is the same as the first U.S. printing.

Other Editions
Grosset and Dunlap, code letters F-A and “First Edition” stated on copyright page.
Note: Orange cloth with black lettering. Another copy may be in yellow cloth with black lettering.

 

Tales of the Angler's Eldorado New Zealand (1926)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, 1926. Deluxe first edition bound specially for Grey by his publisher. Half red morocco, marbled boards, spine in six compartments, two are gilt-lettered.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1926, code letters G-A (July 1926) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casing
Grosset & Dunlap on spine and Harpers on title page. No code letters or “First Edition”
Note: Binding same as Grosset & Dunlap edition, blue cloth, lettering in lighter blue/green, tope edge stained blue. The book lacks the tissues (with illustrations and captions) that are included in the first printing.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1926 with code letters G-A (July 1926) and “First Edition” stated and “Printed in the U.S.A.”

See Angler’s Eldorado: Zane Grey in New Zealand (1982).

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1927)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, 1927 Deluxe first edition bound specially for Grey by his publisher. Half green morocco over green cloth, upper cover with gilt-decorated swordfish, lower cover with gilt-decorated tuna, spine in six compartments, two of which are gilt-lettered

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright 1927, code letters H-B (August 1927) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casing #1

Grosset & Dunlap on spine and Harpers on title page, no code letters or mention of “First Edition”
Note: Orange cloth, same as Grosset & Dunlap first printing.

Transition Casing #2/Foreign Edition with American Sheets
Hodder & Stoughton, London, on the title page, code letters H-B (August 1927) and “First Edition” stated and “Printed in the U.S.A.” on the copyright page but bound in the Harper’s blue cloth.
Note: Top edge stained blue while first printing stained green.
Note: “Harper & Brothers Publishers” below advertisements on verso of half title page has been removed.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder & Stoughton, London, code letters H-B (August 1927) and “First Edition” stated and “Printed in the U.S.A.”
Note: Top edge not stained.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Forlorn River (1927)  top↑

Serial beginning February 1926 in Ladies’ Home Journal

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1927, code letters H-B (August 1927) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Grosset & Dunlap with H-B and “First Edition”

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Harper & Brothers, NY 1927, code letters H-B (August 1927) and “First Edition” stated

First English edition, blue cloth, no illustration on front cover of man on horseback riding along mountain trail. Four pages of advertisements are not included in this printing; otherwise the printing is the same as the first printing except for the cover.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Deluxe first edition bound for Grey Hodder & Stoughton, [1927] Full gilt-decorated blue calf, spine in six compartments, two are gilt-lettered, the others with triple gilt fillet.

 

Nevada (1928)  top↑

Serial beginning November 1926 in American

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters B-C (February 1928)
publisher’s dummy. 2pp publisher’s synopsis, 4pp text in dust wrapper

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters B-C (February 1928) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casing

Grosset & Dunlap on spine (and dust jacket), Harper & Brothers, NY 1928 on the title page, code letters B-C (February 1928) and “First Edition” stated

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters B-C (February 1928) and “First Edition” stated

First English edition, blue cloth, no illustration on front cover of man on horseback riding along mountain trail.
Note: This book has the same ads in it at the end as the first printing. This book is also very similar to the U.K. printing of Forlorn River.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap with ‘First Edition’ and ?-C

Deluxe first edition bound for Grey Hodder & Stoughton, [1928] Full gilt-decorated blue calf, spine in six compartments, two are gilt-lettered, the others with triple gilt fillet.

Discussion

There appears to be a first printing copy without the decal above “HARPERS” on the spine.

The dust jacket on the Grosset & Dunlap was carried over into the Grosset & Dunlap edition with ?-C. A later Grosset & Dunlap dust jacket states produced under wartime standards and lists advertisement for Wild Horse Mesa on inside rear flap.

 

Wild Horse Mesa (1928)  top↑

Serial beginning April 19, 1924 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters G-C (July 1928) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Don (1928)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, with code letters G-C (July 1928) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters H-C (August 1928) and without “First Edition”

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters K-C (October 1928) and without “First Edition”

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters D-D (April 1929) and without “First Edition”

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green cloth with ‘ZANE GREY’ in thinner lettering than previous editions, pictorial endpapers as in previous editions.
Note: Date removed from title page.

(2) Blue/green cloth with ‘ZANE GREY’ in fatter lettering that is closer together than previous editions; pictorial endpapers are not present as in previous editions.
Note: Date removed from title page.

Other Editions
Yestermorrow Press (1993) limited to 500 numbered copies.

Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing (1928)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Leather-bound presentation copy (IGFA) Original 3/4 gilt stamped dark green morocco over green cloth, spine with raised bands and gilt devices within gilt stamped compartments, matching marbled endpapers, t.e.g., uncut and partly unopened

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1928, code letters F-C (June 1928) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Blue/Green or dark green cloth with gilt lettering

(2) Blue/Green or turquoise cloth or aqua green with black lettering
Note: There is a variant of this printing where the usual pictorial endpapers are NOT PRESENT--There are plain white original endpapers.

(3) Blue cloth with black lettering

(4) Red cloth with black lettering

(5) Red cloth with gilt lettering

Transition Casing

Grosset & Dunlap on spine, Harper & Brothers on title page
Note: No date on title page, no code letters and no mention of “First Edition” on copyright page, light green cloth.

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1928 with code letters F-C (June 1928) and “First Edition” stated and “Printed in the U.S.A.”

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
American Reprint Company, Mattituck, in a limited edition of 300 copies.

Zane Grey, The Man and His Work (1928)  top↑

First Printing

Printing Variations:

(1) Bound in leatherette

(2) Bound in yellow wraps

Fighting Caravans (1929)  top↑

Serial beginning November 2, 1928 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1929, code letters H-D (August 1929) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Discussion
It is possible that there is a Harper U.K. edition with American sheets. Same cover with different color boards and lettering.

The Wolf Tracker (1930)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1930, code letters C-E (March 1930)

Other Editions
Yestermorrow Press (1993) limited to 500 numbered copies.

See The Wolf Tracker and Other Stories, Walter Black, Inc.

 

The Shepherd of Guadeloupe (1930)  top↑

Serial beginning October 27, 1928 in Collier’s titled The Sheep Herder

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1930, code letters C-E (March 1930) and “First Edition” stated

Transition Casing
Grosset and Dunlap on spine, Harpers on title page, with code letters C-E and “First Edition” on the copyright page

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Colliers edition with stated “First Edition” and C-E

 

Sunset Pass (1931)  top↑

Serial beginning April 1928 in American

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1931, code letters A-F (January 1931) no mention of “First Edition”

Advanced printing with errors corrected before K-F printings
Note: Binding is light brown, cover lettering is in a lighter (brighter) blue, all three letters noted below are broken.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, 1931, code letters K-F (October 1931) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

  1. Light brown cloth

This binding shows the following differences in type:

(A) Damaged type:
Perfect “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Perfect “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Perfect “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

(B) Damaged type:
Perfect “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Broken “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Broken “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

(C) Damaged type:
Broken “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Perfect “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Perfect “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

(D) Damaged type:
Broken “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Broken “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Broken “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

  1. Reddish brown cloth

This binding shows the following differences in type:

(A) Damaged type:
Perfect “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Perfect “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Perfect “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

(B) Damaged type:
Perfect “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Broken “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Broken “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

  1. Orange cloth

This binding shows the following differences in type:

(A) Damaged type:
Perfect “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Perfect “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Perfect “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

(B) Damaged type:
Broken “c” in claimed, p. 263 line 7 from the bottom
Broken “m” in “me”, p. 339 line 2 from the bottom
Broken “A” in Alice, p. 339, last line

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap edition with K-F
Grosset & Dunlap edition with L-F
Colliers edition with L-F


Zane Grey's Book of Camps and Trails (1931)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1931, code letters G-F (July 1931) and no mention of edition on copyright page

Other Editions
Yestermorrow Press (1993) limited to 500 numbered copies.

 

Tales of Tahitian Waters (1931)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Leather-bound presentation copy

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1931, code letters I-F (September 1931) and “First Edition” stated

Variations of this Printing:

(1) Green/blue (turquoise) cloth with gilt lettering

(2) Green cloth with black lettering

(3) Red cloth with black lettering

(4) Blue cloth with red lettering

(5) Light blue cloth with black lettering

  1. Brown cloth

Note: This may be a Harper’s London edition.

Discussion
Olmstead 1997 lists 10 binding variants.

Arizona Ames (1932)  top↑

Serial beginning October 1929 in McCall’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1932, code letters I-F (September 1931) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Discussion
Rogers cites variant where title page and copyright page are a cancel

 

Robbers' Roost (1932)  top↑

Serial beginning October 11, 1930 in Collier’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1932, code letters F-G (June 1932) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with “Second Printing”

 

The Drift Fence (1932)  top↑

Serial beginning April 1929 in American

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1933, code letters K-G (October 1932) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with K-G and “First Edition”

 

The Hash Knife Outfit (1933)  top↑

Serial beginning September 21, 1929 in Collier’s titled The Yellow Jacket Feud

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1933, code letters G-H (July 1933) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1933, code letters B-I (February 1934) and “Second Printing” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Code of the West (1934)  top↑

Serial beginning April 28, 1923 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1934, code letters B-I (February 1934) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1934, code letters M-I (December 1934) and “Ninth Edition” stated
Note: light brown cloth, B-I printing in red-brown cloth

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Thunder Mountain (1935)  top↑

Serial beginning October 22, 1932 in Collier’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1935, code letters B-K (February 1935) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Dust jacket has cellophane type coating on front and ½ inch on read. Blind stamp on front flap reads ‘PROTECT O’ COVER, Inc’.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1935, code letters M-K (December 1935) and “Second Edition” stated
Note: Dust jacket has cellophane type coating on front and ½ inch on read. Blind stamp on front flap reads ‘PROTECT O’ COVER, Inc’.

Other Editions

Grosset & Dunlap, NY (no date), copyright page states “Copyright 1935 by ZG”

A special edition signed by Zane Grey in pen
Note: Top stained blue. Rear panel of dust jacket and both flap different from Harper editions.

 

The Trail Driver (1936)  top↑

Serial beginning October 1931 in American

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1936, code letters M-K (December 1935) and “First Edition” stated

(1) Green/Blue cloth
(2) Blue cloth

Subsequent Printings
Harper & Brothers, NY 1936, code letters B-L (February 1936) and “Ninth Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Lost Wagon Train (1936)  top↑

Serial beginning July 1932 in Cosmopolitan

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1936, code letters G-L (July 1936) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1936, code letters M-L (December 1936) and “Fourth Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

An American Angler in Australia (1937)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Leather-bound presentation copy.

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1937, code letters B-M (February 1937) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1937, code letters C-M (March 1937)

Foreign Edition with American Sheets

Hodder & Stroughton, n.d., copyright page says “Printed in the United States of America”

Other Editions
The American Reprint Company, Mattituck, in a limited edition of 300.

 

West of the Pecos (1937)  top↑

Serial beginning August 1931 in American

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1937, code letters C-M (March 1937) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Raiders of Spanish Peaks (1938)  top↑

Serial beginning December 1931 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1938, code letters D-N (April 1938) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Western Union (1939)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1939, 10-9 (October 1939 publication date), code letters I-O (September 1939 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1939), code letters L-O (November 1939) and “Seventh Edition” stated

Variation of this Printing:

(1) Light gray cloth (same as first printing)
Note: Date removed from title page.

(2) Darker gray cloth (same as L-O printing)
Note: Date removed from title page.

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1939), code letters L-O (November 1939) and “Eighth Edition” stated

Harper & Brothers, NY, copyright (1939), “Ninth Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Applewood Books reprinted the book in 2000 (or 2001) as a special edition for the Western Union Company in celebration of its 150th anniversary.

 

Knights of the Range (1939)  top↑

Serial beginning January 19, 1936 in New York Sunday Times

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1939, code letters M-N (December 1938) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1939, code letters C-O (March 1939) and “Eighth Edition” stated
Note: Date removed from the title page.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

30,000 on the Hoof (1940)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1940), 8-0 (August 1940 publication date), code letters G-P (July 1940 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap with 8-0 and G-P and “First Edition”

Twin Sombreros (1941)  top↑

Serialized 1940

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1940), 6-1 (June 1941 publication date), code letters C-Q (March 1941 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Majesty's Rancho (1942)  top↑

Serial beginning September 26, 1937 in New York Sunday Times

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1938) [1942], 6-2 (June 1942 publication date), code letters C-R (March 1942 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1938) [1942], 6-2 (June 1942 publication date), code letters B-S (February 1943) and “Second Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Majesty's Rancho - Service Edition (1942)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1938) [1942], 6-2 (June 1942 publication date), code letters C-R (March 1942) and “First Edition” stated. Variant of first edition printed on thinner paper, “Service Edition” on front panel of plain printed dust wrapper

Zane Grey Omnibus (1943)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1943, code letters B-S (February 1943)

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY 1943, code letters C-S (March 1943)

Harper & Brothers, NY 1943, code letters C-V (March 1946)

Other Editions
Yestermorrow Press (1993) limited to 250 numbered copies.
See The Zane Grey Round Up

 

The Zane Grey Round Up (1943)  top↑

Reprint of the Zane Grey Omnibus but without the exercises for children

First Printing

Grosset and Dunlap, (1943)

 

Stairs of Sand (1943)  top↑

Serial beginning March 1928 in McCall’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1928) [1943], 3-43 (March 1943 publication date), code letters C-S (March 1943 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1928) [1943], 3-43 (March 1943 publication date), code letters I-S (September 1943) and “Second Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Wilderness Trek (1944)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1944), 6-4 (June 1944 publication date), code letters E-T (May 1944 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1944), 6-4 (June 1944 publication date), code letters H-T (August 1944) and “Second Edition” stated

Harper & Brothers, NY (1944), 6-4 (June 1944 publication date), no code letters and “Third Edition” stated

Harper & Brothers, NY (1944), 6-4 (June 1944 publication date), code letters A-U and “Fifth Edition” stated
Note: Binding is in a darker blue. Rear of dust jacket has ‘Recent Harper Books of Varied Interest’ instead of ‘DISTINGUISHED HARPER FICTION’ and inside rear flap is different.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Shadow on the Trail (1946)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1946), 2-6 (February 1946 publication date), code letters A-V (January 1946 press date) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Valley of Wild Horses (1947)  top↑

Serial beginning March 1927 in Country Gentleman titled Open Range

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1927) [1947], 4-7 (April 1947 publication date), code letters B-W (February 1947 press date) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Green cloth with black lettering.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1927) [1947], 4-7 (April 1947 publication date), code letters I-W (September 1947)
Note: Orange cloth with black lettering.

Harper & Brothers, NY (1927) [1947], 4-7 (April 1947 publication date), code letters A-X (January 1948)
Note: Green cloth (darker than #1) with white lettering.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Rogue River Feud (1948)  top↑

Serial beginning December 1929 in Country Gentleman titled Rustlers of Silver River

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1930) [1948], 4-8 (April 1948 publication date), code letters C-X (March 1948 press date) and no mention of “First Edition”

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1930) [1948], 4-8 (April 1948 publication date), code letters L-X (November 1948)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Deer Stalker (1949)  top↑

Serial beginning March 28, 1925 in Country Gentleman

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1925) [1949], code letters D-Y (April 1949) and “First Edition” stated

Variations in Dust Jacket:

(1) Dust jacket has "The New 1949 Zane Grey Novel" sticker
(2) Dust jacket with "Christian Herald's Family Bookshelf Selection"

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Maverick Queen (1950)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1950), code letters D-Z (April 1950) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

The Dude Ranger (1951)  top↑

Serial beginning October 1930 in McCall’s

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1931) [1951], code letters F-A (June 1951) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1931) [1951], code letters M-A (December 1951)
Note: Red cloth with yellow lettering.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
Simon and Schuster, 1985, The Zane Grey Collector, brown leather.

 

Captives of the Desert (1952)  top↑

Serial beginning December 1925 in McCall’s titled Desert Bound

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1926) [1952], code letters B-B (February 1952) and “First Edition” not stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Zane Grey's Adventures in Fishing (1952)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1952), code letters I-B (September 1952) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1952), code letters I-B (September 1952) and without the words “First Edition”

Harper & Brothers, NY (1952), code letters L-B (November 1952)

 

Wyoming (1953)  top↑

Serial beginning May 1932 in Pictorial Review titled The Young Runaway

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1932) [1953], code letters F-C (June 1953) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

The Lost Pueblo (1954)  top↑

Serial beginning October 8, 1927 in Collier’s titled The Water Hole

Pre-Publication Printing

Wraps (galley proofs), carries “?-?” instead of code letters and zeros (“00-0000”) instead of Library of Congress catalog card number

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1954), code letters H-D (August 1954) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1954), code letters M-D (December 1954) and no mention of “First Edition”
Note: Book bound in light brown cloth.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

 

Black Mesa (1955)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1955), code letters H-E (August 1955) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1955), no code letters and “First Edition” not stated
Note: Dust jacket states the NEW 1955 ZANE GREY Novel. Black cloth binding.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Stranger from the Tonto (1956)  top↑

A reworking of Amber’s Mirage, 1929

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1956), code letters G-F (July 1956) and “First Edition” stated

Variations in this Printing:

(1) Brown cloth with black spine

(2) Maroon cloth

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1956), code letters K-F (October 1956)

Harper & Brothers, NY (1956), code letters D-G (April 1957)

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Fugitive Trail (1957)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY 1957, no code letters, no mention of “First Edition”

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Discussion
Harper issued a review copy with publisher’s slip and publicity photo laid in. Publication date listed as Sept. 18th.

 

The Arizona Clan (1958)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1958), code letters H-H (August 1958) and “First Edition” stated

Variations in this Printing:

(1) Green cloth with black spine

(2) Black cloth

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Horse Heaven Hill (1959)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1959), code letters F-I (June 1959) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

The Ranger and Other Stories (1960)  top↑

The Ranger, 1929; Avalanche, 1928; Canyon Walls, 1930; From Missouri, 1926

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1960), code letters E-K (May 1960) and “First Edition” stated

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1960), code letters G-K (July 1960) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap
The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979 in a limited leather-bound edition.

 

Blue Feather and Other Stories (1961)  top↑

In addition to the previously unpublished title story, includes The Horse Thief, serialized in 1934 as Outlaws of Palouse, and Quaking Asp Cabin, 1954

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1961), code letters I-L (September 1961) and “First Edition” stated

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Boulder Dam (1963)  top↑

First Printing

Harper & Brothers, NY (1963), code letters G-N (July 1963) and “First Edition” stated
Note: Bluish gray cloth quarter bound in blue cloth, lettering in white.

Subsequent Printings

Harper & Brothers, NY (1963), code letters L-N (November 1963)
Note: Blue cloth with blue lettering. Dust Jacket states “The New 1963 Zane Grey Novel” and is the same as the first printing.

Other Editions
Grosset & Dunlap

Zane Grey: Outdoorsman (1972)  top↑

Edited by George Reiger

First Printing

Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NY (1972), “First Printing” stated on copyright page

Subsequent Printings

Second through sixth printings as well as a book club edition.

 

The Last Ranger (1972) (Paperback)  top↑

A re-titled edition of Betty Zane

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY, 505-50247. Price ($.75). Undated.

Subsequent Printings

Belmont Tower Books, NY, 50945. Price $1.25. Undated.

Belmont Tower Books, NY. Dated July 1972.

Tower Books, NY. 0-505-51749-5? Price $2.25. Undated.

The Adventures of Finspot (1974)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing
4 pre-publication copies

First Printing
D.J. Books, San Bernardino 1974, limited to 950 copies.
Note: Issued without a dust jacket.

Also, reprinted by Yestermorrow 1993, numbered edition 500.

Zane Grey's Savage Kingdom (1975) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY, 1975, 507-50778. Price $1.25

Also, reprinted by Ian Henry Publications, Hornchurch U.K., 1979

Zane Grey's Greatest Animal Stories (1975) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1975), 505-50771. Priced at $1.25

Zane Grey's Greatest Western Stories (1975) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1975), 505-50799. Priced at $1.25

(505 or 508?)

Subsequent Printings

Belmont Tower, NY (1975), 505-551273-4. Priced at $1.50

Zane Grey's Greatest Indian Stories (1975) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1975), 0-505-50819-X. Priced at $1.25

Subsequent Printings

Belmont Tower, NY (1975). Priced at $1.50
Note: Cover illustration different than first printing.

The Wolf Tracker (1976)  top↑

Contains The Wolf Tracker as well as 4 other stories

First Printing

Walter J. Black , Roslyn, NY (1979), issued with glassine wrapper. Copyright page lists copyright information for each story

The Big Land (1976) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1975), 505-50960. Priced at $1.25. States “FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK”

Round-Up (1976) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey. Contains four short stories.

First Printing

Manor Books, NY, 1976, 532-15189. Priced at $1.50

Trail of the Jaguar (1976) (Pamphlet)  top↑

First Printing

The Zane Grey Collector, Williamsport (1976), numbered 51 from an edition of 500

Yaqui and Other Great Indian Stories (1976) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1976), 508-50950. Priced at $1.25

Shark, The Killer of the Deep (1976) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower, NY (1976), 508-50925. Priced at $1.50

Discussion

A later printing exists.

The Westerner (1977) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY (1977) 508-51120 Price $1.25. States “FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK”

The Tenderfoot (1977) (Paperback)  top↑

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY (1977) 0-505-51191-6 Price 1.50. States “FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK”

The Reef Girl (1977)  top↑

Pre-Publication Printing

Harper & Row, uncorrected proof, wraps

First Printing

Harper & Row, NY (1977), 1 in number sequent 10987654321 present

Bernardo's Revenge and Other Western Yarns (1977)  top↑

A hardcover reprint of Zane Grey's Greatest Western Stories

First Printing

Aeonian Press, Mattituck, NY, 1977
Note: Issued without a dust jacket?

Tales from a Fisherman's Log (1978)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey

Pre-Publication Printing

Red leather, seven copies printed

First Printing

Hodder and Stoughton, LTD (Auckland), (1978), “First Printed, 1978" stated on first line of the copyright notice

Subsequent Printings

Hodder and Stoughton, LTD (Auckland), (1978), lacks statement “First Printed, 1978" on first line of the copyright notice

Hodder and Stoughton, LTD (Auckland), (1980)

The Buffalo Hunter (1978) (Paperback)  top↑

Edited by Loren Grey

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY, 1978, 0-505-51334-X. Priced at $1.75

Other Editions
Also, reprinted by Ian Henry Publications Great Britain 1979 hardcover in dust jacket.

The Rustlers of Pecos County/Silvermane (1979) (Paperback)  top↑

Abridged version of The Lone Star Rangers which was ½ of The Lone Star Ranger

First Printing

Belmont Tower Books, NY, 0-505-51355-2. Price $1.95

Other Editions
G.K. Hall and Co. (Hardcover)
Also, reprinted by Ian Henry Publications Great Britain 1980 hardcover in dust jacket.

The Camp Robber and Other Stories (1979)  top↑

First Printing

Walter J. Black, Roslyn, NY (1979), issued with glassine wrapper. Copyright page “WALTER J. BLACK, INC./COPYRIGHT 1979”

Other Editions
Yestermorrow Press (1993) limited to 500 numbered copies.

Zane Grey: Five Complete Novels (1980)  top↑

First Printing

Avenel Books, NY, 1980. With "abcdefgh" present on copyright page.

Zane Grey: Four Complete Novels (1980)  top↑

First Printing

Avenel Books, NY, 1982. With "abcdefgh" present on copyright page.

The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek (1981)  top↑

Miniaturized 59 page book with marbleized cover, printed in an edition of 1001 copies and signed by the illustrator, Catryna Ten Eyck

First Printing

Lime Rock Press, Salisbury, CT, 1981

Angler's Eldorado, Zane Grey in the South Pacific (1982)  top↑

First Printing

Angus and Robertson, Australia, 1982
NOTE: First published in New Zealand by A. H. & A. W. Reed under the title Eldorado, Zane Grey in New Zealand.

Angler's Eldorado, Zane Grey in New Zealand (1982)  top↑

First Printing

A.H. & A. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1982
NOTE: Reprinted, see next entry.

Angler's Eldorado, Zane Grey in New Zealand (1982)  top↑

First Printing

Walter J. Black

The Vanishing American (1982) (Paperback)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey

First Printing

Pocket Books, New York, 1982 0-671-83587-4. Priced at $3.75

Amber's Mirage and Other Stories (1983) (Paperback)  top↑

Introduction by Loren Grey

First Printing

Pocket Books, NY, 1983, 0-671-45781-0. Priced at $2.50

The Secret of Quaking ASP Cabin and Other Stories (1983) (Paperback)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey

First Printing

Pocket Books, NY 1983, 0-671-45781-0. Priced at $2.50

The Undiscovered Zane Grey Fishing Stories (1983)  top↑

Edited by George Reiger with a foreword by James A. Michener

First Printing

Winchester Press, Piscataway, NJ, copyright page has Code 11

The Wolf Tracker and Other Stories (1984) (Paperback)  top↑

New introduction by Loren Grey

First Printing

Santa Barbara Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1984, 0-915643-01-4. Priced at $7.95

The Ranger and Other Stories (1985) (Paperback)  top↑

First Printing

Pocket Books, New York, 1985 0-671-83596-3. Priced at $2.95

Prospectors Gold / Canyon Walls (1990) (Paperback)  top↑

First Printing

A TorBook Published by Tom Doherty Associates, NY, (1990), 0-812-50536-8. Priced at $3.50

George Washington, Frontiersman (1994)  top↑

First Printing

The University Press of Kentucky, 1994, no indication of subsequent printing

Zane Grey: Three Complete Novels (1994)  top↑

Contains Riders of the Purple Sage, The Rainbow Trail, and The Lone Star Ranger

First Printing

Gramercy Books, NY (1994), with number sequence 87654321 present

Last of the Duanes (1996)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey. One half of The Lone Star Ranger

First Printing

Five Star Western, August 1996. First edition stated on copyright page

Subsequent Printings

Five Star Western, August 1996. First edition, second printing stated on copyright page

Five Star Western, August 1996. First edition, third printing stated on copyright page

Rangers of the Lone Star (1997)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey. One half of The Lone Star Ranger

First Printing

Five Star, Unity, Maine 1997, “First Edition” stated on copyright page

Subsequent Printings

Five Star, Unity, Maine 1997, “First Edition” stated on copyright page and “Second Printing” stated

Woman of the Frontier (1998)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey. Complete version of 30,000 On the Hoof

First Printing

Five Star, Unity Maine, 1998, with “First Edition” on copyright page

The Great Trek (1999)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey. Complete version of Wilderness Trek.

First Printing

Five Star Western, 1999. “First Edition” stated on copyright page.

The Westerners: Stories of the West (2000)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey. Nine short stories

First Printing

Five Star Western, 2000. “First Edition” stated on copyright page.

Zane Grey on Fishing (2003)  top↑

Foreword by Loren Grey, edited by Terry Mort

First Printing

The Lyons Press, 267 pages with an additional 32 pages of photos





1900-1909 | 1910-1919 | 1920-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959
1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-


Introduction
Chronological Listing
including Subsequent Printings with Printing Variants
& Foreign Editions with American Sheets

Harper's Tales of the Frontier Editions
Reference



Additional Reference on First Editions:



A Discussion on First Editions
by Paul Schildgen of "Yesterday's Memories",
with excerpts from Lloyd Rogers' book, Zane Grey First Editions

Variants of Sunset Pass
Variants of The Last of the Plainsmen





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