A PRINCESS OF MARS. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1917. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-326  [328: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover, original dark brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange. First edition. 10,200 copies printed. First book of the Mars series. Burroughs' first published story (written in 1911) and his only story to originally appear under a pseudonym. The story first appeared under the byline "Norman Bean" (he had intended that pen name be "Normal Bean") as a six-part serial "Under the Moons of Mars" in a Munsey magazine, THE ALL-STORY, February-July 1912. Burroughs' interplanetary romance preceded the first publication of "Tarzan of the Apes," published in the October 1912 issue of THE ALL-STORY. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-31; (1981) 1-31; (1987) 1-17; (1995) 1-17; and (2004) II-194. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-61. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 304. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 25. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 115. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1720-25. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02307. Heins PM-1. A fine copy with bright cover stamping. A very sharp copy. Enclosed in a custom cloth clamshell box. (#153603).
"Published October, 1917" on copyright page.