1st Edition Zane Grey Book Now Available in Collector’s Release

PLANO, TX, November 2008—Z.G. Collections, LLC (ZGC) is proud to announce the publication of Zane Grey’s Tales of The Gladiator. As the first Grey book to be published in more than 75 years, this never-before-seen manuscript is a six-year, day-by-day account of the offshore adventures of the legendary Western novelist and his Tales of The Gladiator Publication Partycrew as they fished the Southern California coast aboard Grey’s yacht, Gladiator. Anglers and collectors alike will thrill in reading these detailed accounts of the early days of big-game sportfishing.

Tales of The Gladiator passionately describes every fish sighting, hook-up and battle as only Grey could. These wonderful tales are showcased in an edition that surpasses similar collectible works of the era and is sure to be the focal point of any great collection of 1st Editions, Sporting Books or American Westerns.

The book contains 40 historic photographs, many of which have also never been published. Edited by award-winning journalist Capt. Dave Lear, each chapter is also complimented with a beautiful, content-specific illustration Tales of the Gladiatorby acclaimed marine illustrator Steve T. Goione.

The Limited 1st Edition Collector’s release of only 2,500 books are hand-made from the finest Scandinavian aniline leather and period-perfect, exquisite, hand-marbled French paper with unique patterns originating from when marbling was first invented. The book is finished with brilliantly accented gold leaf trim in a three-quarter Moroccan style indicative of turn of the century publishing. They are numbered by hand and presented in a beautifully finished, hand-made sail-cloth accented gift box. A certificate of authenticity, also individually signed and numbered by ZGC, is included with each book at a retail price of $495.

Z.G. Collections has also commissioned sculptor Chris Barela to create a limited edition series of bronze sculptures. The first, entitled The Gladiator, depicts Zane engaged in his epic battle with the 582-pound world record swordfish caught on June 29, 1926 as described in the book.

Limited edition signed and numbered giclée prints of the six beautiful chapter illustrations are also being offered by Steve T. Goione through Z.G. Collections.

The entire line has been specifically created with the collector in mind. The books, art and sculptures are available with matching edition numbers, elevating the excitement, value and personal satisfaction of serious collectors.

About Tales of The Gladiator
Recently published in an high-end Limited Collector’s Edition, Tales of the Gladiator is a never before seen manuscript covering a 6-year (1921-1926), day-by-day recount of the offshore encounters of Zane Grey and his friends and family as they traveled the Southern California shorelines and islands aboard Zane’s yacht, Gladiator. It passionately describes each and every fish sighting, hook-up and battle along the way, as only Zane could. The book contains 40 historic photographs, many of which have also never been published. The book was edited by award winning journalist Capt. Dave Lear, and each chapter is complimented with beautiful, content-specific illustrations by acclaimed marine illustrator Steve T. Goione.

About Zane Grey
Zane Grey’s writing career spanned more than 50 years. During this period his tales of the American West mesmerized millions of readers around the world. In addition to penning nearly 100 bestselling novels, Grey published several books about his true life fishing adventures as he traveled to many of the world’s most exotic locales. He was also responsible for 100 movie script adaptations and the Zane Grey Theater of 1950s popularity.

About Z.G. Collections
ZGC was formed with the express purpose of publishing recently-discovered manuscripts by Western novelist and legendary adventurer Zane Grey. ZGC is able to offer several exclusive historical documents and products that were discovered and acquired for ZGC from the private collections of Zane’s personal friends and family during the 1990s.

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