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    James Allen St. John (American, 1872-1957)
    At the Earth's Core book dust jacket, 1922
    Oil on board
    33 x 23.25 in.
    Signed lower right

    Estimate: $75,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    This illustration was published as the first edition hardcover dust jacket for At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs (A.C. McClurg & Co., 1922). St. John's impact on the entire visual language of fantasy illustration would be difficult to overstate, and such an iconic cover painting for a hugely important book by one of the fathers of fantasy illustration is extremely rare - this is truly one of the very finest examples to ever come to auction.


    More Information: A few small flakes of loss along edges of work; under UV light, there appears to be no inpaint. Framed under acrylic to 46 x 35.25 inches.

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