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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Mucker. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1921. First edition of the complete text, first printing, dated "1921" on the title-page. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "My first copy of the American / Edition; rec'd Nov 2 1921 / With love to Emma / From / Ed / Tarzana Ranch." Octavo. [x], 414, [3, advertisements], [5, blank] pages. Five plates, including sepia frontispiece, by J. Allen St. John. Publisher's pale green cloth ruled and lettered in brownish-red on front cover and spine; original illustrated dust jacket featuring artwork by J. Allen St. John and priced at $1.90. Cloth soiled in places and blistering slightly at outer edge of front cover; spine a bit faded; corners lightly bumped; extremities lightly rubbed and touched up. Hinges almost invisibly repaired; free endpapers discolored (possibly renewed?). Text slightly age-toned; light foxing to edges and some plates; illustrations offsetting onto facing pages; scattered nicking, creasing, short tears, and over-opening throughout. Jacket professionally restored, with a few areas of recoloring on the front and spine panels; two letters on the rear panel supplied in manuscript; small area of surface loss remaining on the front panel; a small faint stain on the rear panel; a pink dampstain and tape residue at verso; folds beginning to crack in a few places. Despite these flaws, a very good copy in a restored jacket that presents well. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, 330; Bleiler, The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction (1978), p. 35; Heins M-1; Reginald 02301; Zeuschner (1996) 359; Zeuschner (2016), p. 216, no. 3.
    From the Albert E. Willis Collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs.


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