At the Earth's Core EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Grosset HC, DJ - eBay (item 310103551836 end time Nov-29-08 19:29:38 PST)
This vintage hard cover copy of At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a Grosset edition published in 1925 with a genuine Grosset dust jacket. The first edition was the McClurg edition published in 1922. This book was printed from the same plates.
It has eight illustrations by J. Allen St. John. It's in excellent condition with a small flaw on the back cover edge and bumped corner at the bottom back. There are a very few stains inside. The jacket is age darkened and shows edge wear, has been reinforced on the back with tape long ago, and has had missing chips at spine top and bottom restored.
From the dust jacket flap:
Mr. Burroughs has startled the world with his amazing stories of the Jungle and of the planet Mars, but of all the many astounding yarns he has written, this is far and away the most marvelous and fascinating. David Innes and his inventor friend, when they sought to test the practicability of their "subterranean prospector" made an amazing discovery. The two men pierced through the Earth's crust and found a world, with living, breathing, functioning humans and animals, but a world still in the Stone Age. The hairbreadth escapes of the two men, the weird monsters encountered, the touch of romance and the manner of telling make this one of Burroughs' very best.
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