10 December 1999
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Swords of Mars. Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1936. 8o (189 x 129 mm). 5 plates by J. Allen St. John. Original blue cloth, lettered in red; colored pictorial dust jacket (front fold flap creased); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Jean and Donald Stralem (sale, Sotheby's New York, 1 June 1995, lot 10).
FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO DONALD STRALEM on the front free endpaper: "I hope you enjoy this as much as I have enjoyed watching your tennis. Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Racquet Club, Palm Springs, 3/3/36. To Donald Stralem." Heins M8-1. A VERY FINE COPY.
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