A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Early reprint edition of Burroughs' first published story and the first novel in the Barsoom series. A classic example of 20th century pulp fiction and a seminal instance of the planetary romance, A Princess of Mars inspired a generation of science fiction writers and scientists. Scarce with the jacket.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, [circa 1920s]. Publisher's original green buckram, lettered in red; pp. xiv, 327, [9 ads]. A very good copy in a good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding sturdy with a slight lean, light wear to boards with some instances of discoloration, scattered foxing to edges of text block, bookplate to front pastedown else internally clean. Jacket shows wear with tears and loss, reinforced with tape on verso, toning and a few small dampstains to spine. A presentable copy protected in archival mylar.