SWORDS OF MARS. Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-315 [316: blank] [317: ads] [318-320: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Eighth book of the Mars series. Heins SwM-1. Bookplate of collector / specialty press publisher Oswald Train affixed to the front free endpaper. Small paint stain at bottom edge of front cover, else a fine copy in nearly fine first state (laminated) dust jacket with faded spine panel and crease along rear spine fold. A nice example of this jacket featuring a fine four-color wraparound illustration reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John. Superior copies of this book are uncommon. (#148396).
First edition so stated on copyright page.