Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan at the Earth's Core. New York: Metropolitan Books, [1930]. First edition of the thirteenth Tarzan adventure, crossing over into Burroughs's Pellucidar series. Presentation copy, inscribed by Burroughs to his son Hulbert: "To / Hulbert / with love / Papa / Tarzana / California." Octavo. [2, blank], [viii], 301, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John. Publisher's light green cloth, front board and spine lettered in black, in original dust jacket. Hint of a spine lean; just a touch of wear to crown and extremities; foot of spine and bottom corners very gently bumped. Faint offsetting to endpapers. Small hole to fore-edge margin of pages 141/142. Dust jacket restored with chipped edges and split folds expertly mended and discreetly color corrected; spine panel dulled; limited faint foxing, visible only on verso. A near fine copy in an attractively restored jacket. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, 310; Bleiler, The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction, p. 35; Heins, pp. 72-73, p. 139; Zeuschner (1996), 665; Zeuschner (2016), p. 401.

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