The Sword of Conan is the second published but the third in the series, and contains four Howard stories.

The Gnome Press edition of Conan was the first hardcover collection of Howard’s Conan stories, including all the original Howard material known to exist at the time, some left unpublished in his lifetime. Not published in order of previous publication, Gnome’s volumes were organized to present the stories in order of their internal chronology, the sole exception being Tales of Conan, which skipped around to present random episodes from various points in the protagonist’s career. Some stories in two of the later volumes (The Coming of Conan and King Conan) were completed or revised by L. Sprague de Camp; another (Tales of Conan) consisted of non-Conan Howard stories that de Camp rewrote as Conan yarns. The last published volume of the Gnome edition was the first Conan story by an author other than Howard, namely Björn Nyberg, and was revised by de Camp.

Contents

  • 1 • The People of the Black Circle • [Conan] • (1934) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 • The Slithering Shadow • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 129 • The Pool of the Black One • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 162 • Red Nails • [Conan] • (1936) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • ep •  Map of the World of Conan in the Hyborean Age • (1950) • interior artwork by David A. Kyle [as by David Kyle]

Notes

Limited edition of 4000 copies
Endpapers: Map of the Hyborian Age by David Kyle

“First Printing” on the copyright page.
Cover artist credited on front jacket flap; artist’s signature is on the cover.
Each story is preceded by a paragraph from “An Informal Biography of Conan the Cimmerian” by P. Schuyler Miller and John D. Clark. The remaining print on that page (part of the story) is oversize.

Source: Wikipedia.

Publisher: Gnome Press
Year : 1952
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 219
Cover : David Kyle
Illustrations : None
A facsimile dustjacket

The Sword of Conan is the second published and contains four Howard stories.

The Gnome Press edition of Conan was the first hardcover collection of Howard’s Conan stories, including all the original Howard material known to exist at the time, some left unpublished in his lifetime. Not published in order of previous publication, Gnome’s volumes were organized to present the stories in order of their internal chronology, the sole exception being Tales of Conan, which skipped around to present random episodes from various points in the protagonist’s career. Some stories in two of the later volumes (The Coming of Conan and King Conan) were completed or revised by L. Sprague de Camp; another (Tales of Conan) consisted of non-Conan Howard stories that de Camp rewrote as Conan yarns. The last published volume of the Gnome edition was the first Conan story by an author other than Howard, namely Björn Nyberg, and was revised by de Camp.

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