SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS
Tarzana, CA, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. , hb. Ill.: b&w frontispiece. Bound in tan cloth with dark brown/red lettering. 8vo, pp. 315. First published in 1940, this is the 1948 reprint, with the John Coleman Burroughs frontispiece. Zeuschner 512.
¶ Crease to rear board. Board edges rubbed and worn at corners. Light soiling to boards. Small spot to spine. A few pages spotted and soiled, else free of previous owner's markings. Good minus, to good, condition. Wants dust jacket. Remember: when price-checking this book, relatively inexpensive copies will be offered with the claim that the book is a first edition, and/or was published in 1940 when, in fact, this Burroughs, Inc., edition was actually published in 1948. (Hint: any edition published by Burroughs, Inc., in a tan/gray binding is a reprint). Without the help of a thorough Burroughs' bibliography, such as Heins or Zeuschner, it is unfortunately easy for an uninformed bookseller to incorrectly describe this book. If in doubt - ask the dealer which bibliography was used to identify the book as a first edition. Cheaper is not always better.
Greenfield BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 032262
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 61 | £UK 53.5 | JP¥ 7966]
Keywords: Tarzan AmerLit Juvenile series