The most beautiful Conan books there is! The second volume was published in 2003, first in the United Kingdom by Wandering Star Books under the title Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Two (1934), and the following year in the United States by Ballantine/Del Rey under the title ‘The Bloody Crown of Conan’. The Science Fiction Book Club subsequently reprinted the complete set in hardcover; the set is noted for presenting the original, unedited versions of Howard’s Conan tales. This volume includes the only Conan novel and three short stories as well as miscellanea for Howard fans and enthusiasts and is illustrated by noted artist Gary Gianni.

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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Contents

  • A1 • Hyborian Genesis Part II: Notes on the Creation of the Conan Stories • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • A15 • Notes on the Conan Typescripts and the Chronology (The Bloody Crown of Conan) • essay by Patrice Louinet
  •  The Bloody Crown of Conan • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • A17 • Notes on the Original Howard Texts (Robert E. Howard’s Complete Conan of Cimmeria Volume Two (1934)) • essay by uncredited
  • i • Foreword (Robert E. Howard’s Complete Conan of Cimmeria Volume Two (1934)) • essay by Gary Gianni
  • iii • Introduction (Robert E. Howard’s Complete Conan of Cimmeria Volume Two (1934)) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 1 • The People of the Black Circle • [Conan] • (1934) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 81 • The Hour of the Dragon • [Conan] • (1977) • novel by Robert E. Howard (variant of Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 255 • A Witch Shall Be Born • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 305 • The People of the Black Circle (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 309 • The Story Thus Far … • (1934) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 311 • Untitled Synopsis (“Amalric a son of a nobleman…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 315 • Untitled Draft (“Three men squated beside the…”) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 335 • The Hour of the Dragon (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 339 • Notes on “The Hour of the Dragon” • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 343 • A Witch Shall Be Born (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard

Notes

Edited by Patrice Louinet
Series Editor Rusty Burke
Design by Marcelo Anciano
Typography by Stuart Williams

Top edges of pages gilded.
Artist credited on front of jacket and on title page.
6 color plates, colored endpapers and numerous B&W illustrations.
Appendix pages numbered A1-A20.

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.
Limited Edition: Signed and numbered by the artist, this book comes complete with gilt edging, gorgeous slipcase cover with embossed plate, dust jacket, full color paintings, and hordes of astounding illustrations. Limited to 1950 copies.

Ultra Limited Edition: Also known as the Artists Edition, it includes everything found in the Limited Edition, plus eight additional preliminary sketches. This Ultra Limited Edition offers the reader greater insight into the artistic process that created the wonderful illustrations and artwork. Limited to only 100 copies.

Leatherbound Edition: Includes everything found in the Limited and Ultra Limited Editions plus an extra color plate of the dust jacket painting from the Limited Edition. Also included are character studies and an eight page artist’s sketchbook. Both the book and slipcase are bound in exquisite leather. This Leather Edition is only for the true Howard collector. Limited to only 100 copies.

Publisher: Wandering Star
Year : 2003
Book No. : 0954682203 (Limited Edition) 0954682211  (Ultra Limited Edition) 095468222X (Leatherbound Edition)
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 392
Cover : Gary Gianni
Illustrations : Gary Gianni

Complete Conan of Cimmeria Volume 2

The most beautiful Conan books there is! The second volume was published in 2032, first in the United Kingdom by Wandering Star Books under the title Conan of Cimmeria: Volume One (1932–1933), and the following year in the United States by Ballantine/Del Rey under the title ‘The Bloody Crown of Conan’. The Science Fiction Book Club subsequently reprinted the complete set in hardcover; the set is noted for presenting the original, unedited versions of Howard’s Conan tales. This volume includes the only Conan novel and three short stories as well as miscellanea for Howard fans and enthusiasts and is illustrated by noted artist Gary Gianni.

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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