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    As Rare as Burroughs Gets

    Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars - Advance Review Copy. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1917.

    Advance review copy of the first edition. 326 pages. Illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover.

    Illustrated wrappers. Pre-publication paperbound review copy. Housed in a custom leather slipcase. Slightly cocked, with wear to the spine and some chipping to the top and base of the spine. Some mild dampstaining to back cover. A very good copy of this uncommon variant binding. In scuffed custom leather box.

    The first of the Martian novels, The Princess of Mars first saw print in a shorter form in All-Story magazine as "Under the Moons of Mars" in 1912. When the novel was finally printed in book form, McClurg had already published four of Burroughs' Tarzan books and was advertising the Princess of Mars in their catalog as "an absorbing tale of adventure and romance forty-three million miles from Earth. It is hardly too much to say that it is the boldest piece of imaginative fiction in this generation. The story is full of weird and astounding adventures written by an author bold enough to create Tarzan, the Apeman" (Heins).

    Barron 2-31. Bleiler. Currey. Heins.


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