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Grey, Zane

Throughout the work of Zane Grey, are vivid descriptions of adventures in the Old West played out by larger than life characters. This was exactly what the American public wanted in the early part of the twentieth century and, after a several years of failed publications, his books and serializations became huge hits.

The imagery Grey created of the wild frontier are credited with influencing many subsequent writers, and it is likely that the picture we all now have of the genre is shaped by his work. Even the name of Grey’s books (The Thundering Herd, Wanderer of the Wasteland, The Lost Wagon Train) evoke the classic Western image of cowboys on horseback, gunfights of the Old West, and the landscape of canyons, mountains and wild rivers.

Many of Grey’s books were best sellers and more than ninety of his works were published. Understandably, directors and screen writers felt that the adventures created by Grey were perfect for the big screen, with no less than a hundred films and TV shows based on his novels and short stories.

Bargains abound for Zane Grey collectors. Many of his first editions, even with signatures or inscriptions, can be obtained for just a few hundred dollars, with more recent works often available for significantly less.

Grey, Zane. Betty Zane. Charles Francis Press, New York (1903). With six illustrations from paintings by Zane Grey.

Grey Zane. The Spirit of the Border. A.L. Burt, New York (1906). a Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley; 4 illustrations by J. Watson Davis

Grey, Zane. The Last of the Plainsmen. The Outing Publishing Company, New York (1908). Illustrated with 26 b/w photographs by the author

Grey, Zane. The Last Trail. A.L. Burt, New York (1909).

Grey, Zane. The Short-Stop. A.C. McClurg and Co., Chicago (1909). Frontispiece and 5 full-page illustrations by J.S. De Lay

Grey, Zane. The Heritage of the Desert. Harper and Brothers, New York (1910). first edition, Published September, 1910 on the copyright page.

Grey, Zane. The Young Forester. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York (1910). First edition , with Published October, 1910 on copyright page; With a black and white frontispiece illustration.

Grey, Zane. KEN WARD IN THE JUNGLE. Harper and Brothers, New York (1912). Thrilling Adventures in Tropical Wilds; one map and six black and white full-page plates by V.C. Forsythe.

Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage. Harper and Brothers, New York (1912). with colour frontispiece and 11 additional colour plates by W. Herbert Dunton;1500 copies; Illustrated by Douglas Duer.

Grey, Zane. Desert Gold. Harper and Brothers, New York (1913). A Romance of the Border; Four b/w illustrations by Douglas Duer

Grey, Zane. The Lone Star Ranger. Harper and Brothers, New York (1915). true first printing--A-P on the copyright page

Grey, Zane. The Rainbow Trail. Harper and Brothers, New York (1915).

Grey, Zane. The Border Legion. Harper and Brothers, New York (1916). Tissue-covered color frontis + 3 black and white plates Wilhelm, Lillian E.

Grey, Zane. Last of the Great Scouts. Grossett and Dunlap, New York (1918). Wetmore, Helen Cody

Grey, Zane. U.P. TRAIL. Harper and Brothers, New York (1918). Illustrated with a black and white plate as frontispiece by A.F. Elwell

Grey, Zane. Great Game Fishing at Catalina. Santa Catalina Island Company, Catalina (1919). Photograph by P. V. Reyes of Avalon harbor reproduced in color photolithographic halftone on the cover, with 3 additional photos by Reyes and 9 credited to Zane Grey

Grey, Zane. Tales of Fishes. Harper, New York (1919). color frontis photo of the Pacific and 58 black and white photos

Grey, Zane. The Desert of Wheat. Harper, New York (1919). illustrations by W.H.D. Koerner

Grey, Zane. The Man of the Forest. Harper, New York (1920). Four illustrations by Frank Tenney Johnson

Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York (1921). Frontispiece and 11 full-page illustrations in color by W. Herbert Dunton; 1500 copies

Grey, Zane. The Mysterious Rider. Harper and Brothers, New York (1921). 4 b/w illustrations by Frank B. Hoffman; Color pictorial dust jacket by Frank Tenney Johnson

Grey, Zane. To The Last Man. Harper and Brothers, New York (1921). 4 b/w illustrations by Frank Spradling; 1st edition, 1st issue, with K-V [Oct. 1921] on copyright page

Grey, Zane. Tales Of Lonely Trails. Harper and Brothers, New york (1922). Illustrated with black and white photos; States First Edition - G-W

Grey, Zane. The Day of the Beast. Harpers, New York (1922).

Grey, Zane. To The Last Man. Harper and Brothers, New York (1922).

Grey, Zane. Tappan's Burro and Other Stories. Harper and Brothers Pub., New York (1923). Color Illustrations by Charles Chapman and Frank Street

Grey, Zane. Tappans Burro. Harper and Brothers, New York (1923). and Other Stories; First edition (so stated on copyright page, and with code I-X beneath); Illustrated with 7 color plates by Charles S. Chapman and Frank Street

Grey, Zane. Wanderer of The Wasteland. Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1923). Frontis + 3 inserted plates showing scenes from the Paramont Picture starring Jack Holt; Illustrated by W. Herbert Dunton; Dust jacket art by C. W. Woodruff; first edition (L-W on the copyright page).

Grey, Zane. Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1924). Illustrated with 16 photographs by Grey

Grey, Zane. Tales of Southern Rivers. Harper and Bros., New York (1924). First edition (stated H-Y); 81 relief halftone illustrations from photographs including the frontispiece by Zane Grey

Grey, Zane. The Call of the Canyon. Harper and Brothers, New York (1924). First edition (stated K-X).

Grey, Zane. Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas. Harpers, New York (1925). Stated First Edition with K Z on copyright page; 100 illustrations taken from photographs by the author and others and drawings by Lillian Wilhelm Smith

Grey, Zane. The Thundering Herd. Harpers, New York (1925). L-Y on the copyright page designating a first printing

Grey, Zane. The Vanishing American. Harper and Brothers, New York (1925). First edition (stated; I-Z); Four b/w illustrations by W.R. Leigh

Grey, Zane. Tales of the Angler's Eldorado. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1926). New Zealand; First Edition, First Printing (Code Letters G - A); illustrated with numerous sketches by Frank E. Phares, and with over 100 photographs taken by the author

Grey, Zane. Under the Tonto Rim. Harper and Brothers, New York (1926). First edition (stated; F-A)

Grey, Zane. Forlorn River. Harper and Brothers, New York (1927). First edition (H-B); b/w decorations and color jacket illustration by Robert Amick.

Grey, Zane. Tales of Swordfish and Tuna. Harper and Brothers, New York (1927). 90 b/w photographs by Grey; drawings by Frank E. Phares

Grey, Zane. Don: the Story of a Lion Dog;. Harper and Bros., New York (1928). First Edition, first issue, with Harper's code G-C on copyright page; With a color frontispiece and 4 full page black and white plates by Kurt Wiese and with pictorial endpapers printed in ochre.

Grey, Zane. Tales of Fresh-Water Fishing. Harper and Brothers, New York (1928). Stated First Edition with F-C on copyright page; 100 illustrations from photos taken by the author

Grey, Zane. Wild Horse Mesa. Harper and Brothers, New York (1928). First edition (stated G-C); Jacket illustration by Stockton Mulford

Grey, Zane. The Man and His Work. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York (1928). An Autobiographical Sketch, Critical Appreciations and Bibliography; includes the following articles: My Own Life by Zane Grey; Zane Grey and the American Spirit by John Farrar, American Sagas by TK Whipple; The Epic Spirit by Rupert Hughes; What the Open Means to Me by Zane Grey; Never Lay Down Your Pen by John Wanamaker; His Many Readers by LH Robbins.

Grey, Zane. Fighting Caravans. Harper and Brothers, New York (1929). First edition (stated; H-D)

Grey, Zane. Tappans Burro and Other Stories. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1930).

Grey, Zane. The Shepherd of Guadaloupe. Harper and Brothers, New York (1930). First Printing of the stated First Edition, with C-E listed on the copyright page; Pictorial endpapers and color jacket design by Stockton Mulford.

Grey, Zane. Wolf Tracker. Harper and Brothers, New York (1930). color plate frontispiece, title-page vignette and 13 smaller illustrations in the text; 4 full page bl/w plates, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese.

Grey, Zane. Sunset Pass. Harper and Brothers, New York (1931). Stated first edition wtih code K-F to copyright page.

Grey, Zane. Tales of Tahitian Waters. Harper and Brothers, New York (1931). with I-F on copyright page; illustrated with photographs taken by Grey Zane

Grey, Zane. Arizona Ames. Harper and Brothers, New York (1932). 2 halftone illustrations on endpapers by Stockton Mulford; First edition (I-F)

Grey, Zane. Robbers Roost. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1932).

Grey, Zane. The Hash Knife Outfit. Harper and Brothers, New York (1933). First edition code G-H

Grey, Zane. The Code of the West. Harper and Brothers, New York (1934). The Great Tonto Basin Abduction; Stated first edition with code B-I to copyright page

Grey, Zane. Thunder Mountain. Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1935). Stated first editioin with code B-K on copyright page

Grey, Zane. Fly Fishing. Horrocks - Ibbotson Company, Utica (1936).

Grey, Zane. The Lost Wagon Train. Harper and Brothers. New York (1936). Code letters GL on copyright page

Grey, Zane. Trail Driver. Harper and Brothers, New York (1936). Includes Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank cleared check written and signed by Zane Grey; Stated FIRST EDITION - M-K on the copyright page

Grey, Zane. An American Angler In Australia. Harper and Brothers, New York (1937). First English Edition, First Printing, photograph frontispiece, portfolio of thirty-four full-page photographic plates; First edition (B-M)

Grey, Zane. West of the Pecos. Harper and Brothers, New York (1937). First edition (C-M, May, 1937); Endpapers and color jacket illustration by Stockton Mulford.

Grey, Zane. Raiders of the Spanish Peaks. Grosset and Dunlap, New York (1938). Illustrated, glossy endpapers, by Stockton Mulford;First Edition D-N.

Grey, Zane. Knights of the Range. Harper and Brothers, New York (1939). First edition (M-N); B/w endpapers by Stockton Mulford; color jacket illustration by George Giguere

Grey, Zane. Western Union. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1939). First edition (I-O); Pictorial endpapers and jacket illustration by Stockton Mulford

Grey, Zane. 30,000 on the Hoof. Harper and Brothers, New York (1940). First edition (G-P); Pictorial endpapers by Stockton Mulford; color pictorial dust jacket by George Giguere

Grey, Zane. TWIN SOMBREROS. Harper and Brothers, New York (1940). First edition, first printing with code letters C-Q and first edition statement on copyright page.

Grey, Zane. Majestys Rancho. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York (1942). First edition (C-R)

Grey, Zane. Stairs of Sand. Harper and Brothers, New York (1943). Dust jacket art by W. A. Smith; The New 1943 Zane Grey Novel sticker on the front cover

Grey, Zane. The Arizona Clan. Harper, New York (1958). The code HH on the copyright page

Grey, Zane. Horse Heaven Hill. Harper, New York (1959). Code F-I on copyright page

Grey, Zane. Obras completas. Juventud, Barcelona (1959). Novelas; 6 Volumenes

Grey, Zane. Boulder Dam. Harper and Row, New York (1963). Stated first edition with code G-N on copyright page

Grey, Zane. obras completas. Editorial Juventud, Madrid (1968). 8 volumes.

Grey, Zane. ADVENTURES OF FINSPOT. D-J Books, San Bernardino (1974). 950 copies; There are four tipped-in color illustrations

Grey, Zane. Complete Works. Walter J. Black, Inc. (1976). 75 Volumes

Grey, Zane. THE CAMP ROBBER. Walter J. Black, Inc., Roslyn (1979). AND OTHER STORIES; 75 volumes.

Grey, Zane. Tigre and Other Stories. John Curley and Assoc (1988). Curley Large Print Books

Grey, Zane. ZANE GREY'S FAMOUS FISHING LIBRARY. Derrydale Press (1991). SEVEN VOLUMES; 2500 copies printed; This seven-volume set includes: Zane Greys Odyssey; Tales of Fishes; Adventures of a Deep Sea Angler; Tales of the Anglers Eldorado New Zealand; Tales of Southern Rivers; An American Angler in Australia; and Tales of Swordfish and Tuna