Book #45183

Escape on Venus - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Escape on Venus - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [6], 7, [8-10], 11-347, [3] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1946.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs

A bright first edition/first printing in the blue pebbled binding, illustrated endpapers of ERB's map of Amtor. Near Fine condition in still Near Fine dust-jacket with minor edgewear. Dust-jacket and five black-and-white illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. Zeuschner 126.

"Since Carson Napier took off from Guadalupe in his rocket ship for Mars and, through a slight miscalculation, landed on Venus, three novels have appeared recording his adventures--Pirates of Venus, Lost on Venus, and Carson of Venus. This is the fourth." (from the dust-jacket) ; B & W Illustrations.

Price: $240.00

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.