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THE MAD KING
Part 1: "The Mad King" ~ working title: "The Mad King of Lutha" written October-November 1913
Part 2: "Barney Custer of Beatrice" started writing September 1914

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PUBLISHING HISTORY (USA)

PULP
"The Mad King": All-Story Weekly: March 21, 1914
    Fred W. Small front cover ~ Modest Stein B/W headpiece
"Barney Custer of Beatrice": All-Story Weekly: August 7, 14, 21, 1915
    W.C. Fairchild cover art on first installment ~ no interiors
FIRST EDITION
McClurg: September 18, 1926 with corrections made in second state edition ~ 365 pages ~ 1st Ed. Print Run: 5,000 ~ Total: 55,000 ~ Heins word count: 93,000
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket and same illo for frontispiece
REPRINT EDITIONS
Grosset & Dunlap: 1927 ~ 365 pages
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket and same illow for frontispiece
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 wartime
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket and no interiors
Ace paperback: April 1964 and reprint ~ 255 pages
    Frank Frazetta cover and title page art
Ace paperback:  third reprint, larger size ~ 252 pages
    Frank Frazetta same cover and title page art
Ace paperback ~ 252 pages
    Boris Vallejo cover art ~ Frank Frazetta title page art
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The Mad King
Life as a gentleman-farmer in the once-wild West was hardly exciting enough for an adventurer and master swordsman like Barney Custer. So when he had the chance to make the long voyage to the land of Lutha, he took it and there encountered more adventure in a few months than most people find in a lifetime. A crumbling kingdom, a black-hearted regent and his diabolical cohorts, a beautiful princess trapped in a dark and dismal dungeon, sinister plots and harrowing escapes - this is what Barney Custer found and this is what awaits the reader when he begins this tale of romantic adventure from the pen of master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs -- compete with swordplay and intrigue, a beautiful princess in need of rescue, a courageous American hero, a throne in danger, evil conspirators, derring-do and narrow escapes.


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All-Story: August 7, 1915 - Barney Custer of Beatrice 1/3

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The Mad King
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Lutha In The Time Of Barney Custer
J. G. Huckenpohler



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Source ERB-dom 12
Two THE MAD KING panels created for the 1963 World Science Fiction Convention Art Show.
Early art by Mike Royer before he became well known in the comics field.
This was around the time he created an illustrated WIZARD OF VENUS booklet as a Pacificon II souvenir.


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