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. Cloth dusty, else a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket featuring a fine giant ape illustration by Politzer on the front panel, with wear along top and bottom edges with shallow loss at spine ends and corners, closed tear and associated wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, rear panel stained and dust soiled. (#147195).
"First Edition / C-E" on copyright page.