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Burroughs A Princess of Mars 1st edition  

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A Princess of Mars

Burroughs, Edgar Rice





Illustrated with 5 plates by Frank E. Schoonover, including color frontispiece. (8vo), brown cloth lettered in red. First Edition.

This was the first real story written by Burroughs, in 1911, preceded only by two childish efforts written years before. It first appeared in six issues of The All-Story Weekly, Feb.-July, 1912, under the pseudonym Norman Bean. A profoundly seminal work, it singlehandedly created the "interplanetary romance" form of science fiction. John Carter, the hero of "uncertain age," finds adventure on Mars romancing Princess Dejah Thoris and fighting fierce red and green creatures, eventually fatefully returning to earth. Heins PM-1; Zeuschner 424.

Lot Amendments

Very light wear to cloth; rear hinge starting a bit, light toning and occasional light soiling to interior, a few pages with light staining, overall a solid copy; very good.

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