I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found these copies at my favorite local used book store. Nelson Doubleday (1971) and  Nelson Doubleday (1972) book club editions. Awesome Frank Frazetta covers and art! Excited to add these to my collection.

Today we have:

The Gods of Mars/The Warlords of Mars and

Thuvia, Maid of Mars/The Chessmen of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs




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The Gods of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

This is the extraordinary story of John Carter, who returns to the Red Planet in search of his beloved, Dejah Thoris. John lands in the Valley Dor, which is populated by vicious plant men, and discovers the Lost Sea of Korus, guarded by the great white apes and horrifying lions of Barsoom. It is here that he finds the princess Thuvia, who is a captive of the Holy Therns, high priests who eat only human flesh slain by their plant men. But this is only the beginning of John Carter’s adventures under the double moons of Mars before he fights his way back to his own people as the Prince of the House of Tardos Mors


Warlord of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

In this continuation of the saga of the amazing world of Barsoom, the love story of Carter and Dejah Thoris–the red-skinned, oviparous princess–unfolds. Like all the tales in the series, fantasy and adventure combine in a style as malleable as dreams, exotic and dangerous and unending.

For six long Martian months, John Carter, Prince of Helium, has haunted the terrifying Temple of the Sun. Inside the walls of this mysterious revolving tower is his beloved wife, Dejah Thoris, the beautiful princess of Barsoom. Worse yet, his wife is trapped there with the lovely but wicked Phaidor, who has sworn to make John Carter her own–even if it means murder. How can Carter gain access to the temple, whose doors swing open only once a year? And when he does find his way inside, will he find Dejah Thoris’ welcoming embrace–or her corpse?


Thuvia, Maid of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

In this fourth novel of the Martian Barsoom series, the son of John Carter, Carthoris, takes center stage as he vies for the attention of the beautiful Princess of Ptarth.

The thrilling adventure continues as Carthoris, Prince of Helium, and son of John Carter and Princess Dejah Thoris of Helium, launches a desperate rescue attempt to recapture the woman who has already taken his heart: Thuvia, Princess of Ptarth. Airship battles, lost cities, and savage creatures stand in his way, but Carthoris will not be swayed from his goal. Chasing Thuvia across Barsoom, the last thing he anticipated encountering is the Princess already betrothed to another, an ally of Helium, Tith, Jeddak of Kaol.


The Chessmen of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home she is threatened by grotesque, flesh eating monsters and barbarous warriors. Is the mysterious Panthan warrior friend or foe? As hero battles for maiden in the chess-like games of Jetan, the pieces are fighting men and the stakes are life and death!





Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres. Among the most notable of his creations are the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, and Pellucidar (the world inside our world). And his most enduring creation – the jungle hero Tarzan – is fit to stand with d’ArtagnanJeevesSherlock Holmes, and Superman as an archetype of the modern hero. Burroughs’ California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles.