The Lone Ranger. Fran Striker, Gaylord Du Bois.

The Lone Ranger

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition of the first Lone Ranger novel, with Du Bois' name on the title page (the key point), and it is reprints that are routinely sold as 1st editions, despite their misrepresentations. Near fine in the correct binding with Du Bois’ name on the cover and spine, and a good dustjacket with chipping and rubbing to the extremities, and a tear to the front panel. With Du Bois’ name on the front and spine, 14 Bar X titles on flap, and only 1 Ranger title listed on back. Du Bois’ name was progressively replaced everywhere by Striker’s (starting with the title page) when Striker amended the book upon retaking control of all things Ranger. Near fine / good. Item #231

Price: $280.00

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