Book #45168

Swords of Mars - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [4], 5-6, [7-8], 9-315, [5] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1936.
Illustrator: Illustrated by J. Allen St. John

A handsome first edition/first printing in blue cloth with orange lettering. Very Good+ condition with lightly soiled boards in edge-worn price-clipped dust-jacket, tape-reinforcement to closed tears. J. Allen St. John wrap-around dust-jacket painting and five interior black-and-white plates. First state, laminated jacket. Zeuschner 501.

Swords of Mars is the eighth book in Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars series. "John Carter is back again! This soldier of fortune of two planets, master swordsman of two worlds finds a new world and new adventures on the nearer moon of Mars" (from the dust-jacket) ; B & W Illustrations.

Price: $810.00

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.