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. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Kline to an early twentieth century American publisher, H. K. Fly: "To / H. K. Fly / who once expressed / a liking for this / story, this book is / presented with the / compliments of the / author -- / Otis Adelbert 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. Minor rubbing to cloth at lower corner tips and spine end, mild dust soiling to top edge of text block, a nearly fine copy in bright, nearly fine four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the ARGOSY cover illustrating the story painted by Robert A. Graef) with light wear at top and bottom edges and mild dust soiling to rear panel. A sharp copy and rare in this condition. (#149982).
First edition so stated on copyright page.