Escape on Venus

Venus Series


Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Illustrator: John Coleman Burroughs

BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Escape on Venus. Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc [1946]. 8vo, 347pp. Blue boards stamped in brick red: top edge red. Pictorial map front endpapers; 5 half-tone plates. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slightly foxed, some small chips at edges, small piece of tape near bottom of spine with possible mending).

First edition. The fourth book in Burroughs’ Venus series. A set of four interconnected stories about Carson Napier, who took of from Guadalupe in a rocket ship headed to Mars who ended up on Venus due to a miscalculation. Originally published individually in Fantastic Adventures between 1941 and 1942, this 1946 edition was the first appearance of the four stories together.