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. Slight spine lean, endpapers foxed, a very copy in about good four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John on front panel) with heavy restoration including a patch-in of lower third of the spine panel lacking the publisher's imprint printed there. An affordable copy of a book seldom found in jacket. (#151371).
"Published July, 1922" on copyright page.