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Burroughs, Edgar Rice
GODS OF MARS + WARLORD OF MARS
(reprint) omnibus: 1971
Book= VG+ to near-Fine
Dustjacket= VG+ or better
For a nice hardcover edition that will survive a few readings, you can't beat the set from the SFBC with covers and interiors by Frazetta. Frazetta did dozens of covers for Burroughs paperbacks in the Sixties when he took over from Roy Krenkel - his ablitiy and style made him world-famous. SFBC got it very right when they commissioned Frazetta to do these.
SFBC: Winter 1971 hardcover (copyright 1918, 1919.) Wraparound cover and 6 interior illustrations by Frank Frazetta, 336 pages. Condition is VG+ to near-Fine in a VG+ or better dustjacket: book is tight and square at top, with 1/8" tilt at bottom; the usual light bumping to spine ends - but not to corners of book; age tanning is negligable. Unclipped DJ has no tears; light wear to ends of spine, light rubbing wear (more on back than front - see scans.) No stamps, marks or writing.
The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars - second & third in "Mars/John Carter" series.
The Gods of Mars: John Carter makes a spectacular return to the Red Planet in search of his wife, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium. Landing in the Valley Dor, he witnesses a brutal attack on a party of green Martians by plant men and giant white apes, and then joins the battle - only to find himself fighting side by side with his old friend, the mighty Tars Tarkas! The Valley Dor is regarded as sacred ground by all of Mars, who have been deluded by evil priests called Holy Therns. Countless generations have been lured into the deadly valley seeking peace, only to fall prey to the beasts commanded by the Therns. And if Carter should escape the Valley Dor to denounce this fraudulent religion, he would instantly be branded as a heretic, subject to the penalty of death! (Serialized in All-Story in 1913.)
The Warlord of Mars begins beneath Mars' southern pole, where Dejah Thoris is held prisoner in the seemingly impregnable Temple of the Sun. To free her, Carter battles across Mars' hostile plains to the opposite end of the world. There he must pass through the dread Carrion Caves to reach the forbidden land of Okar - a frozen country from which no intruder has ever returned! (Also serialized in All-Story in 1913.)
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