Indicia title is "Zane Grey's TAPPAN'S BURRO, No. 449." Code number is Z.G.O.S. #449-532. Copyright 1952 by Zane Grey, Inc. "Published by arrangement with the Hawley Publications, Inc." "Picturized edition adapted from the novel "Tappan's Burro" by Zane Grey, copyright 1923, by Zane Grey; copyright renewed 1951 by Lina Elise Grey."
The burrow is similar to one he painted on the cover of Lone Ranger #20 note the placement of the ears. Gollub's reference material for the burrow drawings came from a year he spent in South Dakota studying the animals in Custer State Park. The wild burrows have been there for a very long time and are fondly referred to as "begging burrows" today, because they eagerly appoach vehicles in the park looking for handouts. Gollub did a year in the park making wild animal drawings for the St Louis Natural History Museum in 1935.
Inside front cover; black and white. Large illustration with typeset text. Stanzas two through seven of the nine stanza song printed under the title "Sioux Indians" in the 1918 book "Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads" by John Avery Lomax. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)
Adapts Zane Grey's 1923 novel "Tappan's Burro."
Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 181, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta. Gaylord Du Bois script written as "Through Fire and Snow."
Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color.
Oddity: Man depicted as Tappan in the cover painting has dark hair and a beard. In the interior story, Tappan has light brown hair and is clean-shaven.