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Burroughs, Edgar Rice
book-date: 1925
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Roy Krenkel, Jr.
VG+ to near-Fine

Ace (21802) 3rd? printing 1972 paperback (Ace first pb was in 1963; McClurg hardcover was 1925.) Cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr., 191 pages, 75 cent cover price. Condition is VG+ to near-Fine: tight and square with flat spine; age tanning is mild and uniform (slightly darker on inside covers); 1/8" scrape at upper right corner of front cover; light wear to back cover including bump trace at lower left corner (see scan.) No stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Eternal Savage - formerly titled The Eternal Lover." This has a rather nice cover by Roy G. Krenkel, and this reprint is probably the first full-size paperback printing from Ace (4-1/8" by 7" compared to the first printing size of 4-1/8" by 6-3/8".)

[from the back cover]: An American girl [Victoria Custer] goes to Africa to visit Tarzan in his jungle home, and while there she is thrust into the most astonishing SF adventure on record. Through a flaw in the structure of Time itself, a handsome warrior from the Stone Age appears in modern days… then is drawn back to his own time, bringing the girl with him into a world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers and prehistoric jungle.

A fix-up of 2 serials: Part One was a 2-part serial ("The Eternal Lover") in All Story Weekly beginning in March 7, 1914. Part Two appeared as a 4-part serial ("Sweetheart Primeval") in Argosy-All Story Weekly beginning January 23, 1915. Not only does this tie-in with the "Tarzan" series (Victoria and her brother are visiting Tarzan in Part One) - but her brother Barney Custer is the protagonist of The Mad King. [Thanks to the Wikepedia article on "The Eternal Lover" - if you want more details seek it out.]