First Editions - Pellucidar Series
Pellucidar - ERB's Hollow-Earth World

Burroughs opens Tarzan at the Earth’s Core with these famous lines,
“Pellucidar, as every schoolboy knows, is a world within a world, lying as it
does, upon the inner surface of the hollow sphere, which is the Earth.” Which
all makes complete sense if you understand that in Burroughs’ literary
universe, Pellucidar is the inside surface of our hollow Earth, whose crust is
only 500 miles thick.

In this world, every land feature is the opposite of its counterpart on the outer
surface of the planet.  Oceans on Earth are land masses in Pellucidar, and visa
versa.  The outer surface is convex with a finite horizon; the inner world is
concave having no definable horizon, only geography that sweeps upwards
until it is lost in the distant haze.    

A small sun floats at the center of the Earth lighting Pellucidar with unchanging
never-ending daylight.  Without the diurnal cycle to guide our human sense of
time, Pellucidar is an oddly timeless world.   This inner sun has a moon that
revolves around it at the same speed as the Earth’s rotation, thus to earthly
eyes, remaining always in the same space in the sky.  The shadow cast by this
moon blots out the sunlight stunting the vegetation growing in this “land of
Awful Shadow.”         

Various human and non-human stone-age cultures occupy Pellucidar, some
more or less advanced than others.  Over the centuries some heroic groups
from the surface have entered Pellucidar via Mechanical Mole and through the
polar opening located at the northern magnetic pole.  Only in the novels of the
Pellucidar series can we become one of these heroic peoples.  So let's join
David Innes, Abner Perry, Tarzan of the Apes, and all the other ERB heroes in
this wondrous land of contrasts beneath the earth.

                                                     Charlie
At The Earth's Core  - first edition Version 2                                                                                                       $9.99  
Back to the Stone Age - first edition                                                                                                        $11.99
J. Allen St. John painting for the cover illustration of At
The Earth's Core,
McClurg first edition.
Tarzan at the Earth's Core - first edition                                                                                                            $11.99
Tanar of Pellucidar - first edition                                                                                                                        $11.99
Land of Terror - first edition                                                                                                                                           $9.99
Pellucidar - first edition Version 2                                                                                                                          $9.99
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR - first edition - Canaveral                                                                                                 $8.99
NOTE:   On this page you will sometimes 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, do the minimum clean-up necessary to restore any missing data,  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 leave
the rough edges.  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.
At The Earth's Core - Antiqued Version- first edition                                                                                      $9.99
Pellucidar - Antiqued version - first edition                                                                                                            $9.99