DescriptionEdgar Rice Burroughs. Six First Editions Published by Metropolitan Books, including: Tarzan and the Lost Empire. 1929. Dust jacket. [and:] Tanar of Pellucidar. 1930. [and:] Tarzan at the Earth's Core. 1930. Torn, tape-repaired jacket. [and:] another copy. Lacking dust jacket. [and:] A Fighting Man of Mars. 1931. [and:] another copy. All copies in very good or better condition.
Tarzan and the Lost Empire. New York, 1929. First edition. Octavo. 313 pages. Frontispiece by A. W. Sperry. Orange cloth over boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. First title published by Metropolitan Books. [and:] Tanar of Pellucidar. New York, 1930. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages. Frontispiece by Paul F. Berdanier. Blue cloth over boards. Spine dulled. Address label of previous owner affixed to front free endpaper. [and:] Tarzan at the Earth's Core. New York, 1930. First edition. Octavo. 301 pages. Frontispiece by J. Allen St. John. Green cloth over boards. Very good in torn, tape-repaired dust jacket. [and:] another copy. Lacking dust jacket. Corners bumped, slight shelf wear. Overall, very good. [and:] A Fighting Man of Mars. New York, 1931. First edition. Octavo. 319 pages. Frontispiece by Hugh Hutton. Red cloth over boards. Top edge green. Near fine. [and:] another copy. Cloth dulled and dusty. Binding slightly cocked.
These four titles represent the complete, short-lived "Metropolitan period" of Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishing history. Following the 1931 publication by Metropolitan of A Fighting Man of Mars, Burroughs began publishing his books under his own imprint, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California.
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