Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Original cover art painting for Edgar Rice Burroughs's 1940 novel Synthetic Men of Mars sells at auction for $14,000

1939 oil painting by John Coleman Burroughs

1940 dust jacket for novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A beautiful 21 x 18 inch oil painting, used for the dust jacket of the first edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 1940 science fiction novel Synthetic Men of Mars, just sold for a little more than $14,000 at Heritage Auctions of Beverly Hills, California. This unique piece of SF art and Barsoomian history, painted by ERB’s only son, John Coleman Burroughs, was part of The Jerry Weist Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy Art and Books.

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