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Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 1939. [EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS]. CARSON OF VENUS. WWII U.S. NAVY MILITARY ASSOCIATION COPY. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California, 1939. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Very Good+. Appears barely read, in original publisher's blue pebbled cloth lettered stamped in red, top edge red, maps to endpapers, rubbing to edges, scattered soiling, light scuffs to faded cloth board covers else pages are clean, bright and binding tight. Print run: 3,500, scarce thus. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Not price clipped with the original $2.00 on upper inner flap, scarce original laminated dust jacket new old stock uncirculated printed in 1939 by ERB, Inc., in professional collector Brodart plastic sleeve. A magnificent copy with well preserved pristine original dust jacket and with WWII association. Hand signed and inscribed by Edgar Rice Burroughs on the front endpaper to Captain Robert Joseph Coontz Navy Commander (U.S.S. Wedderburn) the grandson of Admiral Robert Edward Coontz (U.S.S. Seattle). Admiral Coontz was only the second U.S. Navy Admiral Commander in Chief (1919-1923). Captain 'Bobby' J. Coontz was a collector of science fiction and fantasy books, this is a newly discovered book signed by ERB to Captain Coontz when he was a young Navy cadet during WWII who was stationed briefly in the Hawaiian Islands. The U.S.S. Coontz destroyer which served during the Vietnam War, was named after Admiral Coontz. Signed ERB first editions are scarce and this book remained virtually unknown to the public at the Coontz estate for over three-quarters … [Click Below for Full Description]
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