THE PLANET OF PERIL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-10]  2-358, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Kline. The author's first book. First published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 20 July - 24 August 1929. The first of the three Grandon of Venus novels. Swordplay and fantastic adventure in imitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-31. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1239. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 471. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08318. Signed ownership inscription on the front free endpaper dated 3 January 1930 by an eighteen year old reader who has added "Author's name" under Kline's signature. Page edges tanned, a very good copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the ARGOSY cover illustrating the story painted by Robert A. Graef) with wear at edges, fraying with shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips, short tears along folds, and considerable soiling to spine and rear panels. (#141213).
First edition so stated on copyright page.