Book #45007

Pirates of Venus - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pirates of Venus - 1st Edition. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], [4], 5-314, [6] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1934.
Illustrator: Illustrated by J. Allen St. John

A handsome First Edition/First Printing in the blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities in Fine dust-jacket. End papers decorated with the map of Venus (Amtor) drawn by Burroughs. Zeuschner 406.

"If a female figure in a white shroud enters your bedchamber at midnight on the thirteenth day of this month, answer this letter; otherwise do not."

Price: $800.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.