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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. Group of Three Mars Books. New York and London: 1931-1936. Two first editions and cheap edition.

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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Fighting Man of Mars. New York: Metropolitan Books, Inc., 1931. First edition. Octavo. 319, [1] pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front and spine lettered in green; all edges trimmed, top edge stained green; original illustrated dust jacket. Fairly mild shelf wear to binding; spine ends pushed and just starting to fray; slight soiling to boards. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge a bit dusty with some scratches; a tiny amount of soiling to other edges. A bit of light, marginal soiling scattered occasionally throughout. Minimal edge wear to jacket; light rubbing to exposed panels; soft creasing at flap folds with one vertical crease along spine panel. Near fine. Currey, p. 88. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

    [Together with:] A Fighting Man of Mars. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head Ltd, 1933. "Cheap Edition." Octavo. [2], [viii], [2], 304 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front and spine lettered in red; all edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine skewed; fair amount of shelf wear to binding; discoloration along board edges and at backstrip; spine ends pushed; slight bumping to corners; general rubbing and a few small abrasions to boards. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; text block edges slightly rubbed, roughened and soiled. Occasional specks of foxing scattered throughout, primarily at endpapers; previous owner inscription at title-page. Dust jacket heavily restored and color corrected, with repairs of several large chips and tears visible at verso; soft creasing. Old tape repairs also visible at verso, integrated into later restorations. About very good. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

    [And:] Swords of Mars. Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1936. First edition. Octavo. 315, [3] pages. Frontispiece and four additional plates on coated paper by J. Allen St. John. Publisher's full blue cloth, front and spine lettered in red; top edge trimmed and stained red, others untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket, laminated issue. Minimal shelf at extremities of binding; a bit of light soiling to cloth. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Occasional marginal foxing scattered throughout; fairly mild discoloration to endpapers; bookseller's ticket at rear pastedown. Jacket toned with a bit of wear at spine and flap fold ends. Faint rubbing and light foxing at verso. Near fine. Currey, p. 91. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.



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