TARZAN AND THE ANT MEN. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1924. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-346 [347-350], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. Allen St. John, original light brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark brown. First edition, first binding with "A. C. McCLURG / & CO." at base of spine panel. 10,000 copies printed. In an unknown region of Africa, Tarzan crashes his plane and is captured by a member of a violent speechless race of humans with a matriarchal stone age culture. He escapes and encounters a race 18-inch tall Ant Men whose advanced civilization possesses some advanced science. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 325. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02316. Heins AM-1. 1925 gift inscription and small rubber stamp "NOT TO BE TAKEN / FROM THIS LIBRARY" on the front free endpaper. A fine copy in very good four-color wraparound pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John) with wear and associated shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips, a 28 mm closed tear along bottom front flap fold, and two tiny nicks at center of spine panel. A nice example of this scarce jacket. (#151477).
"Published September, 1924" on copyright page.