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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1917. First edition. 10,200 copies printed. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-326 [327] [328: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover, original dark brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange. Endpapers, half title, title leaf and page, edges foxed, externally a very attractive copy with bright orange stamping on spine and front panels.

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    First book of the Mars series. Burroughs' first published story (written in 1911) and his only story to originally appear under a pseudonym. The story first appeared under the byline "Norman Bean" (he had intended that pen name be "Normal Bean") as a six-part serial "Under the Moons of Mars" in a Munsey magazine, THE ALL-STORY, February-July 1912. Burroughs' interplanetary romance preceded the first publication of "Tarzan of the Apes," published in the October 1912 issue of THE ALL-STORY. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-31; (1981) 1-31; (1987) 1-17; (1995) 1-17; and (2004) II-194. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-61. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 304. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 25. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 115. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1720-25. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02307. Heins PM-1.



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