‘Corum’

Corum

London:  Millennium, 1992 (November 12th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion;
original prices:  £14·99 (h/c), £9·99 (p/b);
iv + 393 pages;
I.S.B.N.s:  1-85798-029-8 (h/c) & 1-85798-030-1 (p/b);
cover artist:  Yoshitaka Amano;

no American edition (by this title).

An omnibus of the first of two separate trilogies featuring Corum Jhaelen Irsei, collecting The Knight Of The SwordsThe Queen Of The Swords and The King Of The Swords (all 1971), Corum was retitled from The Swords Of Corum (1986, itself a retitling of The Swords Trilogy [1977]). It was also later retitled (and revised) as Corum: The Coming Of Chaos (1996/’97), and again (unrevised) as Corum: The Prince In The Scarlet Robe (2002).

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

Hardcover
(+ book-club ed.)

London: Millennium, 1996 (February 5th) mass-sized paperback;
as Corum: The Coming Of Chaos on title page;
original price:  £6·99;
iv + 486 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-314-9 (0-75280-277-1 on copyright page);
contains minor textual amendments.

1996 edition, reprinted Gollancz (2001).
Trade paperback (simultaneous 1st ed., not to scale).

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Knight Of The Swords (as The First Book Of Corum: The Knight Of The Swords on title page);
p. 149: The Queen Of The Swords (as The Second Book Of Corum: The Queen Of The Swords on title page);
p. 269: The King Of The Swords (as The Third Book Of Corum: The King Of The Swords on title page).

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