The Cornelius Chronicles
New York: Avon, 1977 (August) mass-sized paperback;
original price: $2·95;
xviii + 974 pages;
cover artist: Stanislaw Fernandes;
introduction by John Clute;
interior artists: Malcolm Dean, Richard Glyn Jones and Jill Riches;
no British edition (by this title).
Jerry Cornelius — the ambiguous, amoral, androgynous English Assassin —
An omnibus containing the Cornelius tetralogy — The Final Programme (1968), A Cure For Cancer (1971), The English Assassin (1972) and The Condition Of Muzak (1977) — all partially revised (purportedly), prior to being fully revised in 1978/’79. It was retitled The Cornelius Quartet (1993, fully revised versions). See below…
p. vii: ‘The Repossession Of Jerry Cornelius’ (non-fiction) by John Clute (as ‘Introduction’ on contents page);
p. 1: The Final Programme (illustrated by Malcolm Dean);
p. 165: A Cure For Cancer (illustrated by Dean);
p. 421: The English Assassin: A Romance Of Entropy (illustrated by Richard Glyn Jones; title-page drawing by Dean) (as The English Assassin only, on contents page);
p. 677: The Condition Of Muzak: A Jerry Cornelius Novel (illustrated by Glyn Jones; title-page drawing by Riches) (as The Condition Of Muzak only, on contents page).
2nd printing; unseen (unverified).
5th printing — (possibly) 0-380-56200-6 — unseen (unverified).