Land of Terror


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BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Land of Terror. Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, (1944). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket.

First edition of the penultimate novel in Burroughs’ fascinating Inner World (Pellucidar) series, the adventures of David Innes in the earth’s hollow core, facing the perils of man-eating giants and monstrous ants, with scarce colorful dust jacket designed by Burroughs’ youngest son.

"Edgar Rice Burroughs makes you belive things that just can't be" (Detroit News). Burroughs' critically praised Inner World (Pellucidar) series has "had a profound effect on the development of both genre science fiction and genre fantasy" (Clute & Grant, 152). In Land of Terror, the sixth novel in this series, hero David Innes encounters the man-eating giants of Azar, faces death trapped in the hidden chambers of monstrous ants, and survives a menacing storm on the floating islands of the Ruvans. With "First Edition" stated on copyright page; never issued in magazine form. With colorful dust jacket art by Burroughs' youngest son, who also created a frontispiece and illustrations for chapter headings that were, however, never used (thus the use of "Illustrated" on the dust jacket spine). Currey, 89. Zeuschner 240. Porges II:1262.

Interior fresh with light stain to cover of near-fine book; faint crease to spine, very minor edge-wear to scarce near-fine dust jacket.

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