Variant - A Fighting Man of Mars - Laurence Herndon front cover from Blue Book Magazine - 1930
A Fighting Man of Mars -J. H. Hartley Variant G&D $8.99
Fantasy variant dust jacket for A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS: The Hugh Hutton dust jacket painting for A FIGHTING MAN OF
MARS is generally considered a poor example of Burroughs illustration. For a complete discussion on how this poorly done
illo was produced see Phil Normand's essay on producing his own first edition variant at recovings.com under the heading
of "Readings." I am in agreement with the general opinion of ERB fans, the Hutton painting is probably the worst of the
front-cover illustrations produced in ERB's lifetime. (The '60s Canaveral Mahlon Blaine illustrations are the worst of all time.)
I have, therefore, created a fantasy variant using the J. H. Hartley illustration from the second edition of the British publisher,
The Bodley Head, who published this work in 1933 and again in 1936.
This particular variant of this dust jacket was created to fit either the US Metropolitan first edition or Grosset & Dunlap
COMMENT: Phil Normand is without doubt the finest maker of ERB first edition dust jackets on the planet. His web page is
colorful, informative, and easy to navigate. When I finally obtained a GOOD copy of the first edition of A PRINCESS OF MARS,
I did not even consider trying to make it myself. I ordered it from Normand, and it is a thing of beauty. I can't recommend him
highly enough. His website is located at http://recoverings.com/index.html ----------
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