THE VALLEY OF CREEPING MEN. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1-319 [320-324] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Mystery adventure novel in which Ned Shackleton travels to a hidden African valley in search of the secret chemical formulas and maps of a murdered scientist and a gorilla-man, "The Yellow One," the subject of the scientist's experiments, who disappeared when his captor was killed. Prequel to CHATTERING GODS (1931). Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 208. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 61. Bleiler (1978), p. 52. Reginald 03561. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges, small chips from lower spine end and 30x35 mm v-chip from upper spine end with loss of several words of title. Still a nice example of an uncommon jacket featuring a fine giant ape illustration by Politzer on the front panel. (#107250).
"First Edition / C-E" on copyright page.