THE COMING OF CONAN. Robert E. Howard.


New York: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953. First Edition. The fourth volume in Howard's epic series featuring Conan of Cimmeria, containing "two stories about an earlier phase of the imaginary history of King Kull - "The Shadow Kingdom" (1929) and "The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune" (1929) - plus several Conan stories, including "Queen of the Black Coast" (1934) and two which had been edited from Howard Manuscripts by L. Sprague de Camp" (Barron, Fantasy Literature: A Reader's Guide 3-182). Item #5034

First Printing. Octavo (21cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [8],9-224pp. Light wear to spine ends and lower board edges, mild dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, with a faint trace of foxing to endpapers; about Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), lightly edgeworn, with some mild rubbing to the pink portions, faint foxing to rear panel and on verso, and a tiny, triangular chip to lower edge of rear panel; Very Good+.

Price: $200.00