Book #45002

The War Chief - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The War Chief - 1st Edition. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], [1], 2-383, [1] pages
Publisher: Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1927.

A smart first edition/first printing, orange cloth with dark brown lettering and Apache profile in Fine condition with minor rubbing to extremities in Near Fine, with light soiled dust-jacket with closed tear to rear fold. Dust-jacket illustration by Paul Stahr as in the magazine appearance (April 16th, 1927) . Zeuschner 822.

"This is one of the most impressive Indian stories that has ever been written in recent years. Different from the usual Burroughs tales of wierd [sic] fantasy it not only has trills and excitement galore but it shows us the beauty and grandeur of the life of the red man when he roamed the plains" (from the dust-jacket).

Price: $3,900.00

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.