The Hour of the Dragon, published by Donald M. Grant. This was part of an 11-book series. These where published from 1974 to 1989 containing one or two stories per volume.

On the right is a picture of 10 of the books with the publisher’s quarter red cloth over gray boards. In dust jackets. Housed in clamshell cases (not this one). These volumes accompanied by their cases are a rare find.

The series lapsed before publishing the last five of the stories and three of the fragments. Sadly several unnecessary editorial alterations to the text have been made in these book. Most of the changes were done to make the text more “politically correct.” Racial slurs, names, and other “potentially offensive” remarks and phrases were edited, as well as some tampering with adjectives, deletions or words, and some punctuation changes.

Contents

  • The Hour of the Dragon • interior artwork by Ezra Tucker
  • 7 • The Hour of the Dragon • [Conan] • (1977) • novel by Robert E. Howard (variant of Conan the Conqueror 1950)

Notes

Two full page color illustrations.
Three double full page color illustrations.
Several black and white spot illustrations.
This edition has two states. First state was printed with a page missing after page 71. It was included in the book as an errata sheet laid in. The first state has 247 pages. The second state corrected the printing error and has 249 pages.
No traycase was offered for this title, although Grant did refer buyers to someone (Grey Parrot) who could make one, if they asked. According to the gent who ran Grey Parrot, only two cases were made for this book; one for Donald Grant and one for Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Donald M. Grant
Year : 1989
Book No. : ISBN: 0-937986-86-0 [978-0-937986-86-8]
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket (7.25 x  10.5)
Pages : 247 (1st state, See Notes)
249 (2nd state
, See Notes)
Cover : Ezra Tucker
Illustrations : Ezra Tucker

Source: The Barbarian Keep, Wikipedia, Conan Wiki.

The Hour of the Dragon, published by Donald M. Grant. This was part of an 11-book series. These where published from 1974 to 1989 containing one or two stories per volume.

On the right is a picture of 10 of the books with the publisher’s quarter red cloth over gray boards. In dust jackets. Housed in clamshell cases (not this one). These volumes accompanied by their cases are a rare find.

The series lapsed before publishing the last five of the stories and three of the fragments. Sadly several unnecessary editorial alterations to the text have been made in these book. Most of the changes were done to make the text more “politically correct.” Racial slurs, names, and other “potentially offensive” remarks and phrases were edited, as well as some tampering with adjectives, deletions or words, and some punctuation changes.

Tags: Donald M. Grant / Ezra Tucker