Full record for cruiser n.

OED requirements antedating 1923
Earliest cite Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
Comment Tall Walt submitted a cite from a reprint of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "A Princess of Mars"; we would like to verify the 1917 first edition, and the original 1912 magazine version.
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Citations for cruiser n.

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1917 E. R. Burroughs Princess of Mars (1973) 136 Kantos Kan dropped quickly into the darkness, while I rose steadily and at terrific speed raced through the Martian sky followed by a dozen of the air-scout craft which had joined the pursuit, and later by a swift cruiser carrying a hundred men and a battery of rapid-fire guns.
1934 W. K. Sonneman in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/1 A Venerian space cruiser, the X-1, raced toward earth.
?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 24 The lead role is Captain Robert T. April , mid-thirties, an unusually strong and colorful personality, the commander of the cruiser.