THE MONSTER MEN. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-304, original tan cloth, front panel stamped in green and blind, spine panel stamped in green. First edition. 5000 copies printed. Professor Maxon's monsters, "souless, malformed, brainless ... [but] nevertheless composed of flesh and blood and endowed with the spark of life," run amok in the jungle country of "savage" Borneo killing hordes of Dyaks while in pursuit of a lustful rajah who has kidnapped the professor's lovely daughter. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 335. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 111. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02297. Heins MMe-1. Zeuschner 329. Early owner's signature and faint address and 1929 date stamp on the front free endpaper. Mild tanning to the endpapers, else a fine copy in a bright, very good or better four-color pictorial dust jacket (front panel reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John) with touch of shelf wear to spine ends and corners, minor dust soiling to rear panel, and internal tape along top and bottom edges and along fore-edges of flaps carefully removed. A very nice copy. (#151394).
No statement of printing on copyright page. McClurg acorn device on copyright page.