The most beautiful Conan books there is! The third and last volume was published in 2009 by Book Palace Books for Wandering Star, under the title Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935), 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 Gregory Manchess.

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 III • (2005) • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • A19 • Notes on the Conan Typescripts and the Chronology (The Conquering Sword of Conan) • (2005) • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • A21 • Notes on the Original Howard Texts (The Conquering Sword of Conan) • (2005) • essay by uncredited
  • Robert E. Howard’s Complete Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935) • interior artwork by Gregory Manchess
  • i • Foreword (The Conquering Sword of Conan) • (2005) • essay by Gregory Manchess
  • iii • Introduction (The Conquering Sword of Conan) • (2005) • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • 1 • The Servants of Bit-Yakin • [Conan] • (2005) • novelette by Robert E. Howard (variant of Jewels of Gwahlur 1935)
  • 43 • Beyond the Black River • [Conan] • (1935) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 101 • The Black Stranger • [Conan] • (1987) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 175 • The Man-Eaters of Zamboula • [Conan] • (2005) • novelette by Robert E. Howard (variant of Shadows in Zamboula 1935)
  • 209 • Red Nails • [Conan] • (1936) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 285 • Untitled Notes (“The Westermark: located between…”) • (2005) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 287 • Wolves Beyond the Border: Draft A • (2005) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 297 • Wolves Beyond the Border: Draft B • (2005) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 315 • The Black Stranger (Synopsis A) • (2005) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 317 • The Black Stranger (Synopsis B) • (2005) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 319 • The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (synopsis) • (2005) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 321 • Red Nails (draft) • (2005) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 359 •  Letter to P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936 (“Dear Mr. Miller: / I feel indeed honored…”) • (1953) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 363 •  Map of the Hyborian Age • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard

Notes

Edited by Patrice Louinet
Series Editor Rusty Burke
Design by Marcelo Anciano
Typography by Stuart Williams
The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

Limited Edition: Limited to 1000 numbered copies worldwide; Signed by Gregory Manchess, in an Embossed Slipcase.

Artist Edition: Limited to 100 numbered copies worldwide; Signed by Gregory Manchess, in an Embossed Slipcase accompanied by an exclusive portfolio of 10 plates (colour tip in print, cover colour print plus 8 prints of preliminary sketches) enclosed in a special red foil blocked folder.

Leather Edition: Limited to 100 numbered copies worldwide; Signed by Gregory Manchess, in an Embossed Slipcase, accompanied by an exclusive portfolio of 14 plates (colour tip in print, cover colour print plus 12 prints of preliminary sketches) enclosed in a special red foil blocked folder.

Leather Remarqued Edition: Limited to 50 numbered copies worldwide; Signed by Gregory Manchess, in an Embossed Slipcase, accompanied by an exclusive portfolio of 14 plates (colour tip in print, cover colour print plus 12 prints of preliminary sketches) enclosed in a special red foil blocked folder, remarqued with a unique signed and hand-drawn pen and ink sketch on the title page by Gregory Manchess.

Publisher:Wandering Star
Year :March 2010
Book No. :978-0-9551596-6-4 (Limited Edition) 978-1-907081-01-9 (Artist Edition) 978-0-9551596-7-1 (Leather Edition) 978-1-907081-04-0 (Leather Remarqued Edition)
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :vii plus 365 plus A25
Cover :Gregory Manchess
Illustrations :Gregory Manchess

Complete Conan of Cimmeria Volume 3

The most beautiful Conan books there is! The third and last volume was published in 2009 by Book Palace Books for Wandering Star, under the title Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935), 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 Gregory Manchess.

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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