Conan the Conqueror (also known as the Hour of the Dragon) is Howards only Conan novel.

The first British edition of Conan the Conqueror published by T.V. Boardman. T.V. Boardman, Ltd. (Boardman Books) was a London publishing houses that turned out both paperback and hardcover books, pulp magazines, and comic books. Boardman quickly learnt the value of republishing and repackaging original American material for the British market, and one of their earliest deals was with the US publisher Gnome Press, itself a small publisher specializing in science fiction and fantasy works. It was through Gnome Press that Boardman was able to published the first British hardcover edition of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Conqueror.

Contents

  • 2 • Map of the World of Conan in the Hyborean Age • (1950) • interior artwork by David A. Kyle [as by David Kyle]
  • 9 • Introduction (Conan the Conqueror) • essay by John D. Clark, Ph.D. [as by John D. Clark]
  • 15 • Conan the Conqueror • [Conan] • (1950) • novel by Robert E. Howard

Notes

Introduction by John D Clark
Frontispiece: Map of the Hyborian Age by David Kyle

Cover match in Randy Broecker’s “Fantasy of the 20th Century” pg. 61.
“First Published in Great Britain 1954” on copyright page. “First British Edition” on p. 13.
Differentiated by “Prehistory Fantasy by Robert E. Howard” on bottom front cover.

Publisher: T. V. Boardman & Co., Ltd., London
Year : 1954
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 255
Cover : Uncredited
Illustrations : None
Dustjacket facimile

Conan the Conqueror (also known as the Hour of the Dragon) is Howards only Conan novel.

The first British edition of Conan the Conqueror published by T.V. Boardman. T.V. Boardman, Ltd. (Boardman Books) was a London publishing houses that turned out both paperback and hardcover books, pulp magazines, and comic books. Boardman quickly learnt the value of republishing and repackaging original American material for the British market, and one of their earliest deals was with the US publisher Gnome Press, itself a small publisher specializing in science fiction and fantasy works. It was through Gnome Press that Boardman was able to published the first British hardcover edition of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Conqueror.

Tags: David Kyle / John D. Clark / Robert E. Howard