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Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
J. Allen St. John: Jungle Tales of Tarzan - 5 sepia plates & 12 interiors
J. Allen St. John Interior Art ~ Publishing History
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ERB began writing this collection of 12 short stories on March 17, 1916
Blue Book Magazine: September 1916 through August 1917
    Herbert Morton Stoops: one b/w illustration for each installment
A.C. McClurg: March 29, 1919 ~ 319 pages
    J. Allen St. John: DJ, five sepia plates and 12 interior b/w illustrations
A.C. McClurg: 1920 ~ St. John: 17 b/w interior illustrations
A.C. McClurg: St. John DJ and frontispiece only
Grosset & Dunlap: 1921, 1922, 1923 reprintings  ~ St. John DJ and only 13 interiors
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 ~ St. John DJ and no frontispiece
Grosset & Dunlap wartime edition: 1943 ~ J. Allen St. John: DJ and ten interiors
Grosset & Dunlap: January 1950
    C.E. Monroe, Jr.: DJ ~ J. Allen St. John: 12 interiors ~ Rafael Palacios: endpages/board map & title decorations
Ace paperback: June 1963
    Frank Frazetta cover and title page
Ballantine paperback: July 1963
    Richard Powers cover
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: May 1964 ~ Battle for Teeka reprint ~ pages 67-81 ~ no illustrations
Grosset & Dunlap: 1967 ~ 319 pages
    C.E. Monroe, Jr.: Pictorial board cover adapted from DJ ~ J. Allen St. John: 12 b/w interiors ~
Ballantine paperback: April 1969 ~ 191 pages
    Robert Abbett cover
Ellery Queen's 1970 Anthology ~ volume 18, 1969 ~ Tarzan, Jungle Detective: pages 251-266 ~ no illustrations
Ballantine paperback ~ April 1975
    Neal Adams cover
Quadrangle-New York Times Books: Love Stories edited by Martin Levin: Tarzan's First Love
Del Rey: June 1991 ~ 212 pages
    Barclay Shaw cover
Del Rey Two Novels for the Price of One edition: January 1997 ~ with Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar ~ 340 pages
For detailed information see: Zeuschner's ERB: The Exhaustive Scholarís and Collectorís Descriptive Bibliography
For more Jungle Tales of Tarzan information and large-image covers see
The ERB Online Bibliography 1916
Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Art by J. Allen St. John

Ballantine Books Summary

The young Tarzan was unlike the great apes who were his only companions and playmates. Theirs was a simple, savage life, filled with little but killing or being killed. But Tarzan had all of a normal boy's desire to learn. He had painfully taught himself to read from books left by his dead father. Now he sought to apply this book knowledge to the world around him. He sought for such things as the source of dreams and the whereabouts of God. And he searched for the love and affection that every human being needs. But he was alone in his struggles to grow and understand. The life of the jungle had no room for abstractions. 

Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Jungle Tales of Tarzan 


I. Tarzan's First Love
II. The Capture of Tarzan
III. The Fight for the Balu
IV. The God of Tarzan
V. Tarzan and the Black Boy
VI. The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance
VII. The End of Bukawai
VIII. The Lion
IX. The Nightmare
X. The Battle for Teeka
XI. A Jungle Joke
XII. Tarzan Rescues the Moon

CAST (in order of appearance)
Teeka: young female ape, Tarzan's first love 
Kerchak: King of the Apes when Tarzan was a boy 
Tarzan of the Apes: John Clayton, Lord Greystoke 
Taug: Tarzan's rival for Teeka's affections 
Thaka, Numgo, Gunto: members of Kerchak's ape band 
Mumga: nearly blind old female ape 
Kala: Tarzan's dead ape mother
Tublat: Kala's mate 
Mbonga: chief of the gomangani 
Gazan "Redskin": child of Teeka & Taug
god: Goro Moon, thought to be a supreme being 
Rabba Kega: the Mbonga witch doctor 
Tibo: ten-year-old boy 
Momaya: Tibo's mother 
Bukawai: leperous witch-doctor, lives with hyenas 
Rabba Kega: Mbonga's village witch-doctor 
Ibeto: Tibo's father 
Toog: exiled king from another ape band 
Tubuto, Mweeza: members of Mbonga's tribe 
Bulabantu: under-chief of Mbonga's tribe 
Gozan: member of Kerchak's ape band 
Kudu: Sun, thought to be a supreme being
Cast List Ref: Clark A. Brady's Burroughs Cyclopedia and Ed Stephan's Tarzan of the Internet

I. Tarzan's First LoveII. The Capture of TarzanIII. The Fight for the BaluIV. The God of TarzanV. Tarzan and the Black BoyVI. The Witch-Doctor Seeks VengeanceVII. The End of BukawaiVIII. The LionIX. The NightmareX. The Battle for TeekaXI. A Jungle JokeXII. Tarzan Rescues the Moon

John Clayton, Lord Greystoke
Blue Book - September 1916 - New Stories of Tarzan (JT1/12)jungletalesa.jpg (53148 bytes)Jungle Tales of Tarzan: 50s G and D edition
Frank Frazetta art: Ace 1963Richard Powers art: Ballantine 1963Robert Abbett art: Ballantine 1969Robert Abbett art: Ballantine 1972Barclay Shaw art: Ballantine 1992J. Allen St. John adapted cover: Del Rey 1997
Pinnacle UK edition 1954Eward Mortelmans art: Four Square 1961Edward Mortelmans art: Four Square 1964New English Library UK edition 1967

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