Book #45174

Llana of Gathol - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [8], 9-317, [3] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1948.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs

A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear. A card from the publisher detailing a "near-disastrous" fire that occurred in the Edgar Rice Burroughs storeroom on Saturday, May 3, 1958 is laid in. Blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine. The illustration on the white dust-jacket and five interior black-and-white plates are by John Coleman Burroughs. Zeuschner 280.

"Once again, the Prince of Helium, the master swordsman of two worlds, brings us a story of high adventure on the dying planet that he loves so well. Here, as of yore, he crosses swords with some of Mars' most redoubtable swordsmen." (from the dust-jacket). The tenth novel of Barsoon; B & W Illustrations.

Price: $450.00

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.