Book #45005

Back to the Stone Age - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], [4], 5-318, [2] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1937.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs

A bright first edition/first printing, blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with minor rubbing to board edges and signs of tape residue to front and rear pastedowns in Very Good-, unlaminated dust-jacket with moderate edgewear and chipping, some small tape repairs. Zeuschner 25.

When the great dirigible, the giant 0-220, sailed majestically through the north polar opening out of that weird and savage inner world, Pellicular, it left behind, unaccounted for, but a single member of its original crew that had sailed with Jason Gridley and Tarzan to the rescue of David Innes (from the dust-jacket).

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.