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ERB Inc. Books:

ERB Inc. are based in Tarzana,CA and have recently begun reprinting Grosset and Dunlap editions of Burroughs classics in addition to Burroughs related works. The first offering is the fifth of Burroughs ‘Pellucidar’ sequence - ‘Back to the Stone Age’ which was the only pre-war Burroughs title not to be reprinted by G&D, until now. The images below provide the details on the book. It has been followed by a reprint editions of the sixth and seventh books, also beautifully presented. There are two DJ versions for each book, the original done by John Coleman Burroughs and the new alternate done by Bob Eggleton. 

‘Back to the Stone Age’ has been followed by a reprint edition of the sixth book - ‘ Land of Terror’ also beautifully presented. There are two reprint editions of ‘Land of Terror’, one from Grosset and Dunlap and the other from ERBI. Each edition complements the other, by having 3 panel frontispieces matching the alternate DJ, very nice! 

 

 

Each book is slipcased and is either Blue (ERBI edition) or red (G&D edition) both have the four panel Frazetta foldout illustration shown below.

 

There are two reprint editions of ‘Savage Pellucidar ’, one from Grosset and Dunlap and the other from ERBI. Each edition complements the other, by having 3 panel frontispieces matching the alternate DJ,


 

         

The ERB editions of the John Carter of Mars series are amazing, there are two to date, the first was ‘John Carter of Mars’ the eleventh in the series and published in the same format as the ‘Pellicidar’ ERB editions in two formats. The second is the deluxe manuscript edition of ‘A Princess of Mars’, we’ve tried to capture how stunning this edition truly is below:

Each set features:

  • A Leather Bound Book limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artists and contributors with a corrected text, new foreword and preface.
  •  20 Color Plates featuring the original (5) color Schoonover paintings and works by Frazetta, Abbett, Whelan, Manchess, Miller and including..
  • (4-6) New Paintings commissioned for this edition (Artists like Iain McCaig, Dave Dorman, Thomas Gianni, Tom Grindberg, Doug Klauba and others.)
  • A Custom Case covered in Cialux cloth, with spine titling and decorations debossed in gold and 1st edition dust jacket illustration inlaid on the lid.
  • ERB Manuscript Portfolio (1911-1912) for 'Under the Moons of Mars" containing replica manuscript pages, editor letters, the Munsey check to ERB for UMM, and first   publication pulp cover and pages.
  •  Manuscript Pen (1911-1912)- replica of the dip pen used by ERB to write the holographic manuscript for Under the Moons of Mars.
  •  2" Dejah Thoris Medallion - 3D portrait design in antique silver accented in gold, numbered to match the book and inserted inside the custom case.
  • New Dust Jacket artwork and color Barsoom Map endpapers.
  • 30+ Black and White Illustrations by Tom Yeates and others…



  

  

 

This book, originally published in 1912, and the subsequent ‘Barsoom' series are noted as early inspiration by many later science fiction authors including Heinlein, Clarke, Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury. Bradbury admired Burroughs' stimulating romantic tales, and they were an inspiration for his 'The Martian Chronicles', which used some similar conceptions of a dying Mars and is one of our favourite works of all time.

Others influenced by Burroughs and his John Carter books include James Cameron, who mentioned the influence on his science-fiction epic ‘Avatar' in The New Yorker magazine, and George Lucas, whose 'Star Wars' movies were influenced by Flash Gordon, which in turn was influenced by Burroughs.

Burroughs’ ‘Barsoom' series was popular with American readers, helping inspire their support for the US Space Program, and also scientists who grew up on reading the novels. These include pioneers of space exploration research and the search for life on other planets. Carl Sagan read the books as a young boy, and they continued to affect his imagination into his adult years; he remembered ‘Barsoom' as a "world of ruined cities, planet girding canals, immense pumping stations—a feudal technological society". For two decades a map of the planet, as imagined by Burroughs, hung in the hallway outside of Sagan's office in Cornell University.

John Carter of Mars:

  

The Bob Eggleton frontispiece:

                          

                                 

            

Easton Press Editions:

    

The Barsoom Series:

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Tarzan Series:

                                                                                 

    

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                   Grosset & Dunlap - Later Edition                          Methuen - Later Edition                          Grosset & Dunlap - Later Edition                   Methuen - Later Edition

    

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                            Methuen - Later Edition                                                             Burroughs - First Edition                                                             Dark Horse -Signed/Limited 

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Other Novels:

  

                             Castell - First Edition                                                                                                              Castle - Reprint Editions                 

   

                          Tom Stacey - First Edition                                                           Tom Stacey - First Edition