The Conan Grimoire is a 1972 collection of essays, poetry and fiction edited by L. Sprague de Camp and George H. Scithers, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. The essays were originally published as articles in Scithers’ fanzine Amra. The book is a companion to Mirage’s previous two volumes of material from Amra, The Conan Reader (1968) and The Conan Swordbook (1969). Most of the material in the three volumes, together with some additional material, was later reprinted in two de Camp-edited paperback anthologies from Ace Books; The Blade of Conan (1979) and The Spell of Conan (1980).
Features include an in-depth 50 page article by Rick McCollum on the classic writers of fantasy in the early 20th century. “The Most Popular Stories in Weird Tales 1924-1940”, a 1969 article on Robert E. Howard by Bob Weinberg, an author index to FANTASTIC NOVELS and FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Allen Koszowski, Berni Wrightson and more. Front cover art from an unpublished 1971 issue of SATELLITE SCIENCE FICTION.