Paris:  Éditions OPTA, 1973 (November 10th) hardcover;
translated by Bruno Martin;
original price: unknown;
437 pages;

I.S.B.N.: none;
cover artist: unknown, gold blocking on green boards behind clear plastic dust-wrapper;

illustrated by Robert Guillet “Made from models by François Allot”;
quote (courtesy of Google Translate): “The limited edition, reserved for members of the Anticipation Book Club, includes 5,000 copies numbered from 1 to 5,000 as well as 120 copies of collaborators marked H.C.”.

This French edition preceded The Swords Trilogy (1977); see below…

p. 5: Le Chevalier Des Épées (The Knight Of The Swords);
p. 165: La Reine Des Épées (The Queen Of The Swords);
p. 299: Le Roi Des Épées (The King Of The Swords);
the books’ title pages do not include the accents, which are only on the volume’s contents pages (433436).