AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1922. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-277 [278: blank] [279-282: ads], nine inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Prehistoric men and beasts are discovered in the earth's hollow interior. The first of the six novels comprising the Pellucidar series, first published as a four-part serial in ALL-STORY WEEKLY, 4 April through 25 April, 1914. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-25; (1981) 1-29; (1987) 1-15; (1995) 1-15; and (2004) II-191. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 311. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 104. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 93-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02269. Heins AEC-1. A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John on front panel) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, several closed tears professionally mended, and some light dust soiling to spine and rear panels. (#151367).
"Published July, 1922" on copyright page.