Tarzan and the Lost Empire


Tarzan and the Lost Empire

Call Number

PS 3503 .B87 .T376 1929

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 317 pages


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections



Historical Note

Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] was an American writer most well-known for his adventure and science fiction novels. Burroughs best known works are the Tarzan novels, the tales of Mars adventurer John Carter, and the stories of Pellucidar.



Tarzan and the Lost Empire is the twelfth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from October 1928 through February 1929. The first book edition was published in September 1929. Tarzan is asked to help find Erich von Harben, a young German archaeologist and ancient language linguist. He disappeared while investigating the legend of the lost tribe of the Wiramwazi Mountains. In his search for Erich, Tarzan runs across a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. Erich has been captured by the soldiers of Castrum Mare, one of two rival cities, the other being Castra Sanguinarius. Tarzan goes to Sanguinarius but makes an enemy of the ruler there. After various gladiatorial confrontations and political intrigue,Tarzan brings peace to the warring cities and sets the rightful emperor on the throne. He finds Erich and returns him to his father.

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Christmas 1947 Luckett Davis

The book has a dust jacket


Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers


Tarzana, California


Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction;


American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction

Tarzan and the Lost Empire