‘The Dreaming City’

The Dreaming City

New York:  Lancer, 1972 (September) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  95¢;
189 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  447-75376;
cover artist:  Charles Moll;
no British edition (by this title).

Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…

The Dreaming City — not to be confused with an earlier Elric novella of the same name — is the first American appearance of the novel Elric Of Melniboné, published (purportedly) with unauthorised cuts and/or changes. Following the demise of Lancer Books, it was repackaged once in a (to all intents and purposes) pirated edition, before later becoming available in America by its intended title.

First edition
Second edition:  New York: Magnum, 1975 (November) paperback;
dated 1972 on copyright page;
original price:  $1·50;
189 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  “75376”

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