THE PRINCE OF PERIL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x [xi-xiv] 1-322, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in brown and blind, spine panel stamped in brown. First edition. First published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 August - 6 September 1930. The second of the three Grandon of Venus novels. Swordplay and fantastic adventure in imitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1242. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 473. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08320. A file copy with "Otis Kline Associates" stamp on front free endpaper and rear paste-down; early owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper. Touch of sunning to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, else a fine copy in very good four-color dust jacket with some wear along top and bottom edges, mainly at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, short closed tear at top edge of front panel, and some dust soiling, fairly heavy to rear panel. The front panel (reproducing an Argosy cover illustration for the story painted by Robert A. Graef) is bright and quite attractive. Overall, a nice example of this uncommon jacket. (#75592).
First edition so stated on copyright page.