‘Corum: The Prince With The Silver Hand’

Corum: The Prince With The Silver Hand

Clarkston, GA:  White Wolf, 1999 (February) hardcover;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion
(U.S.);
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $24·99;
ix + 341 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 1-56504-188-7;
cover artist:  Mike Mignola
(also interior).

An omnibus of the second of two separate trilogies featuring Corum Jhaelen Irsei, collecting The Bull And The Spear (1973), The Oak And The Ram (1973) and The Sword And The Stallion (1974), Corum: The Prince With The Silver hand was retitled (and revised) from The Prince With The Silver Hand (1993, itself retitled from The Chronicles Of Corum [1978]).

It should be noted that the name Corum Jhaelen Irsei is an anagram of Jeremiah Cornelius.

Hardcover
(+ book-club ed.)
White Wolf trade-sized paperback, 2001 (July [“MonthXX” on copyright page]);
original price:  $16·99;
ix + 341 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-58846-850-X;
with minor textual amendments
/corrections.

London: Gollancz trade-paperback, 2013 (April 11th);
part of the Michael Moorcock Collection;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  £9·99;
xx + 426 pages;

includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by John Clute (pp. vii–xii);
also includes ‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection’ by Moorcock (pp. xiii–xviii);
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-10547-8;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

(+ later reprint[s], £10·99)
Copyright page states “Revised version”, but should be more accurately ‘Version contains minor textual amendments’.

Contents (first edition):-
p. vii: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 2: The Bull And The Spear (as The Fourth Book Of Corum: The Bull And The Spear on title page);
p. 118: The Oak And The Ram (as The Fifth Book Of Corum: The Oak And The Ram on title page);
p. 230: The Sword And The Stallion (as The Sixth Book Of Corum: The Sword And The Stallion on title page).

Contents (revised edition):-
p. vii‘Introduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection (non-fiction) by John Clute;
p. xiiiIntroduction To The Michael Moorcock Collection (non-fiction) by Moorcock;
p. xixContents page;
p. 1: The Bull And The Spear (as The Fourth Book Of Corum: The Bull And The Spear on title page);
p. 147: The Oak And The Ram (as The Fifth Book Of Corum: The Oak And The Ram on title page);
p. 287: The Sword And The Stallion (as The Sixth Book Of Corum: The Sword And The Stallion on title page).

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