TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE. New York: Metropolitan Books, Inc. Publishers, [1930]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] [1-2] 3-301 [302: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. Allen St. John, original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, first binding with "METROPOLITAN" at base of spine panel. Tarzan joins the Jason Gridley expedition into the Earth's interior. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 314. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 123. Teitler 189. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02329. Heins TEC-1. Early Burroughs collector Jack Warring's signature and 22 November 1930 rubber-stamped date on front free endpaper, Slight spine lean, top and fore-edges of text block a bit tanned, a clean, very good copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket (wraparound illustration reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John) with light wear and several short closed tears and very tiny chips at edges, small external tape mend at upper spine end, old tape along top and bottom inner surface carefully removed, a bit of fading to spine panel. Still a very presentable example of the very uncommon first printing jacket with "Metropolitan" imprint on the spine panel and $2.00 price printed on the front flap. (#151437).

Price: $2,500.00

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