Variant - A Fighting Man of Mars - Laurence Herndon - Blue Book Magazine - 1930 - Canaveral Press editions.
Fantasy variant dust jacket for A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS: The Hugh Hutton dust jacket painting for A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS is generally considered a poor example of
Burroughs illustration. For a complete discussion on how this illo was produced see Phil Normand's essay on producing his own first edition variant at recovings.com under the
heading of "Readings." I am in agreement with the general opinion of ERB fans; the Hutton painting is probably the worst of the front-cover illustrations produced in ERB's lifetime.
(The '60s Canaveral Mahlon Blaine illustrations are the worst of all time.)
I have, therefore, created a fantasy variant using the Laurence Herndon illustration from the April 1930 BLUE BOOK Magazine. I wish I could say that the idea to produce this variant
was completely original, but, truth to tell, Phil Normand's variant using this illustration for the Metropolitan edition inspired me to do the same for the Canaveral edition. However, in
all other ways the DJ design is my own. (See comment below.)
COMMENT: Phil Normand is without doubt the finest maker of ERB first edition dust jackets on the planet. His web page is colorful, informative, and easy to navigate. When I finally
obtained a GOOD copy of the first edition of A PRINCESS OF MARS, I did not even consider trying to make it myself. I ordered it from Normand, and it is a thing of beauty. I can't
recommend him highly enough. His website is located at http://recoverings.com/index.html ----------
Once purchased, your dust jacket will be wrapped in a mylar dust cover, packed flat, and mailed within twenty-four hours of payment, even on weekends --- It won't go out until the
next workday, but it will be dropped off at the post office within twenty-four hours of payment. Shipping in the USA is free, calculated in the cost of the product.
eMail if there is a problem with fitting your DJ. I'll pre-fit it on my book just to be as sure as possible that all is correct. However, anything is possible. So contact me immediately if
you have a problem.
Hugh Hutton dust jacket design - 1931
A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS- Herndon Variant for Canaveral Press editions $9.99