Grosset & Dunlap - Martian Series - one through four
A Princess of Mars - V1 Antiqued - 1922 -- 1.25inches wide $11.99
THE WARLORD OF MARS - G&D Antiqued Version - 1920 - $11.99
J. Allen St. John wrap-around
illustration for the first edition
of SWORDS OF MARS. James
Allen was the son of a painter
and had early, fond memories
of absorbing the Parisian art
scene with his mother. After
showing himself ill-suited for a
career, his peeved father sent
him West to become a
cowboy. Once there, he
instead took up with painter
Eugene Torrey - which led to
studies at the Art Students'
League in New York, the
Academy Julian in Paris and a
hugely successful career. He
is best known for illustrating
the Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods Of Mars - Antique version - 1924 - $11.99
A Princess of Mars - V2 - 1923 - 1.25inches wide $10.99
The Gods of Mars - G&D v2 - 1934 - $10.99
Thuvia, Maid of Mars - antiqued verison - 1929 - $11.99
The Warlord of Mars - V2 G&D - 1932 - $10.99
Burroughs in the uniform of the Illinois State
Militia in 1918 - the year G&D reprinted A
Princess of Mars.
Thuvia, Maid of Mars - G&D V2 - 1923 - $10.99
NOTE 1: On this page you will see two facsimile versions of the same dust jacket. This happens because as my collection grows and I gain new
DJs to work with and I gain skill, I try to create a clean copy of those facsimiles that were fairly rough when finished. Yet these rough first efforts
have virtues, such as an authentic look more closely resembling an original, older jacket. So instead of throwing the old version out, I keep it and
add the newer version along side it.
The first version will be what I have called the "Antiqued Version," a facsimile in which I have made few corrections other that cleaning up the
edges and restoring missing data. The second, called "Version 2," has been corrected so that, while the finish may not be completely white, it has
had most of the blemishes removed and the text corrected.
A PRINCESS OF MARS - 2nd Grosset & Dunlap edition 1918 Dark Green 1.25Inches- $10.99
NOTE 2: The back panel and flap for the first and second Grosset & Dunlap dust jackets of A
PRINCESS OF MARS are somewhat different from all other editions of any G&D Edgar Rice
Burroughs title that I have listed, or that I have seen. The books and DJs are among the rarest
and, therefore, most difficult of Burroughs' reprints to find. I've been doing this for many years,
and I had never seen one until last week (today is 3/29/13) when I stumbled across a second
printing on the Heritage Auction House site. The jpeg file wasn't good enough to use straight,
but it did give me a template to use for the development of the facsimile you see above. I'm
still seeking a G&D first printing of this title (help anyone?). However, I'm happy with the
second above and hope you enjoy it, too.
THE WARLORD OF MARS - 1st G&D edition 1920 - $10.99
The Gods of Mars - 1st G&D - 1919 - $10.99
NOTE 3: The note above
concerning the 1st and 2nd
G&D editions of A
PRINCESS OF MARS also
applies to THE GODS OF
MARS. I believe that the
one I have here is a
facsimile of the one and
only 1st reprint of this title.
NOTE 4: The cross-hatch in
the image above does not
appear in the final printed
NOTE: Because this title was printed so many times (30+ print runs) by G&D, the books tended to thicken or thin as the publisher used different print companies for
different runs. The books for this title vary between 1&1/4 and 1&3/8, with one outlier at 1.5. Before you buy a G&D facsimile of A Princess of Mars (APOM) measure the
spine width of the book. Because of these differences not all facsimiles for APOM will fit all print runs of this title.
AGAIN please note, to order a G&D facsimile for APOM, be sure to measure the spine and choose accordingly. If you have doubts, contact me a email@example.com.
I only noticed the problem with the spine widths a few days ago. I'm continuing my research and should have a complete listing within a few days. I believe I have at
least two more facsimiles to make this section complete.
Please be patient.
A Princess of Mars - V2 - 1929 - 1&3/8 inches wide $10.99