Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1946. Burroughs, John Coleman. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 347 pp. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #16122105
Acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writer Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) authored numerous stories set in diverse landscapes, from outer space to deep beneath the Earth, and he is best known for creating the characters of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. "Escape on Venus" is the fourth book in Burroughs' Venus series, featuring the protagonist Carson Napier and his adventures on the planet Venus, called Amtor by its inhabitants.
This volume is the first edition of Burroughs' novel, and is illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs (1913-1979), the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for illustrating numerous works by his father; his dark illustrations depict the grittiness of fantastic worlds and the creatures that populate them.
___DESCRIPTION: Full blue pebbled cloth, red lettering on the front board and spine, top edge stained red, fore-edge rough cut, front endpapers with a map of Amtor in dark blue, frontispiece a black-and-white illustration by John Coleman Burroughs, full-page black-and-white illustrations by Burroughs throughout; octavo size (7.75" by 5.25"), pagination: [1-6] 7-347. In a paper dust jacket with full-colour illustration and black lettering on the front panel, black-and-white illustration and lettering on the spine, a list of novels by the author on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and a description of another novel by the author on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped, but there is no price listed.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some rubbing to the corners and edges, and bottom front corner is gently bumped, else fine. The dust jacket is very good, unclipped, with bright colours, clean overall with light soiling to the edges, overall edge wear with some small chipping to the head and tail of the spine and corners, and three small pieces of tape to the verso.
___CITATION: Zeuschner 126.
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