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Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliography Science Fiction

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A Princess of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1917. Bound in dark brown.

The Gods of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1918. Bound in red.

The Warlord of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1919. Bound in red.

Thuvia, Maid of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1920. Bound in green.

The Chessmen of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1922. Bound in green.

The Moon Maid. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1926. Bound in blue.

The Master Mind of Mars. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1928. Bound in red.

A Fighting Man of Mars. New York: Metropolitan, 1931. Bound in red.

Pirates of Venus. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1934. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”. A second printing, identical, was issued the same year lacking the “First Edition” slug on the verso.

Lost on Venus. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1935. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Swords of Mars. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1936. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Carson of Venus. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1939. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Synthetic Men of Mars. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1940. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Escape on Venus. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1946. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Llana of Gathol. Tarzana, CA: Burroughs, 1948. Bound in blue with red lettering, stated “First Edition”.

Beyond Thirty. np: Privately printed (Lloyd A. Eshbach), 1955. Limited to 300 paperback copies [true first seperate cover edition of New York World (Nov. 15- Nov. 20, 1915) appearances.] ERB, Inc. missed the copyright renewal on this story, therefore this is an unauthorized edition, though not quite a pirate edition.

The Man-Eater. np: Privately printed (Lloyd A. Eshbach), 1955. Limited to 300 paperback copies [true first seperate cover edition of All-Around Magazine (Feb. 1916) appearance.] ERB, Inc. missed the copyright renewal on this story, therefore this is an unauthorized edition, though not quite a pirate edition.

Beyond Thirty and The Man Eater. np: Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications, 1957. Limited to 3000 copies bound in red lettered in gilt. ERB, Inc. missed the copyright renewal on this story, therefore this is an unauthorized edition, though not quite a pirate edition.

The Man-Eater. North Hollywood, CA: Fantasy House, 1974. Paperback, First authorized edition.

Beyond the Farthest Star. New York: Ace, 1964. Paperback according to ACE, issued in March of 1964 making it the true first. See: Tales of Three Planets (below).

Tales of Three Planets. New York: Canaveral Press, 1964. Issued April, 1964. First hardback edition of Beyond the Farthest Star , true firsts of The Wizard of Venus and The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw . Bound in blue or tan (precedence unknown) lettered in black. Stated “First Edition”.

John Carter of Mars. New York: Canaveral Press, 1964. The first state is titled, on the binding, John Carter and the Giant of Mars in tan and gray variants lettered in black with precedence unknown. The second state is titled, on the binding, John Carter of Mars , which has variants in blue lettered in black and black lettered in gilt with precedence unknown. A note on this title: John Carter and the Giant of Mars , the first novella in this collection has been questioned as to authorship, as the style is distinctly different from that of the other books in the Mars series. Editor Ray Palmer of Amazing Stories and publisher Jack Biblo of Canaveral Press both state that Edgar Rice Burroughs is the author. However, John Coleman Burroughs has admitted that he authored the title under his father’s name.

The Wizard of Venus. New York: Ace, 1970. True first issue of the novella Pirate’s Blood .

Jill Buch

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