THE WARLORD OF MARS. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1919. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-296 [297-303: ads] [304: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. Allen St. John, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first printing with W. F. Hall imprint on verso of title leaf and "A. C. / McCLURG / & CO." set on three lines at base of spine panel. Total of 20,000 copies printed. There were multiple printings, at least two. Third book of the Mars series. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 306. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02342. Heins WM-1. A bright, fine copy in the correct first printing four-color pictorial dust jacket reproducing painting by J. Allen St. John on front panel (the first printing dust jacket has printed price "$1.40" at center of spine panel, the second printing jacket does not have a printed price on spine panel) with wear along top and bottom edges and shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips, 8x20 mm chip from upper front flap fold, and a couple of short closed tears, two at bottom edge of front panel with associated creases. Overall the dust jacket is clean, bright, and attractive. An uncommon book in dust jacket. (#151494).
"Published September, 1919" on copyright page.