THE PORT OF PERIL - St. John variant Dust Jacket for the Grandon Press edition $10.99
This novel began serialization in the November 1932 issue under the title THE BUCCANEERS OF VENUS.
The cover illustration used for this variant is the cover illustration done by J. Allen St. John for the first installment.
Changing the title to match other Venus books by Kline that had used "Peril" in the title, Grandon republished the
book in 1949 using a two-color rendition (probably to save money) of the St. John cover from the original magazine
appearance. I have never particularly cared for the two-color version of this illustration used by Grandon Company.
Therefore, I've used the original four-color magazine version for this variant. I've also added a small essay on the
Planetary Romance genre and a few words from Vernell Coriell written for the ACE editions of Kline's works. I then
added a tinted Krenkel Barsoon drawing to illustrate the back cover. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed
This is the second variant for this title. The first is the Roy G. Krenkel version which can be found (click) here.
THE PORT OF PERIL - Variant - J. Allen St. John