‘The Cornelius Chronicles’

The Cornelius Chronicles

New York:  Avon, 1977 (August) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  $2·95;
xviii + 974 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-380-00878-5;
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…

First edition

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).

3rd printing, 0-380-44784-3 ($3·50).
6th printing, 1986 (undated), 0-380-00878-5 ($4·95).
4th printing, (possibly) 0-380-00878-5 ($3·95).
7th & 8th printings, 0-380-00878-5 ($4·95).

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