Book #34584

Carson of Venus - 1st Edition

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

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers, 1939.

First edition/first printing, blue pebbled cloth with red lettering on front cover and spine in about Fine condition, light bumping to tips in alike, first state (laminated) dust-jacket. Zeuschner 70.

Adventure! Love! Romance! You will find all these and more twenty-six million miles from Broadway, twenty-six million miles from all the cares and worries of everyday life. (from the dust-jacket) ; [iv], [4], 5-312, [6] pages.

Price: $730.00

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.