‘The Dreamthief’s Daughter’

The Dreamthief’s Daughter

London: Earthlight hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback, 2001 (February 19th);
sub-titled “A Tale Of The Albino” on front cover only;
original prices:  £16·99 (h/c), £10·00 (p/b);
x + 342 pages;
I.S.B.N.s:  0-684-86131-3 (h/c) & 0-7432-0706-8 (p/b);
cover artist:  Jim Burns.

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 Dreamthief’s Daughter is the first volume in a supplementary trilogy to the main Elric Saga — in fact the only preconceived Elric trilogy — linking the albino with various von Beks. It was collected in The Elric Saga Part IV (2005), then it was retitled & revised as Daughter Of Dreams (2013) and in this form was collected in Elric: The Moonbeam Roads (2014), before being re-collected (with revised texts but original titles) in The Elric Saga Volume Three: The White Wolf.

First edition hardcover
(+ book-club ed.)

First American edition:  Woodstock, IL: American Fantasy, 2001 (March) hardcover;
a limited edition “of 600 signed, numbered copies”, in a plain black slip-case;
issued with loose-leaf print of frontispiece illustration (see below);
sub-titled “A Tale Of The Albino” on title & signature pages (also dust-wrapper front flap);
original price:  $125·00;
304 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-9610352-2-6;
cover artist:  Robert Gould;

interior artists:  Randy Broecker, Robert T. Garcia (Book One), Donato Giancola, Gary Gianni, Gould, Michael Kaluta, Todd Lockwood, Don Maitz (frontispiece) and Michael Whelan (illustrations page);
signed by: Moorcock, Broecker, Giancola, Gianni, Gould, Kaluta, Lockwood, Maitz and Whelan.

American edition(s, here and below), with minor textual amendments.

New York: Warner/Aspect hardcover, 2001 (April);
sub-titled “A Tale Of The Albino”;
original price:  $24·95;
vi + 343 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-446-52618-5;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

Warner/Aspect mass-sized paperback, 2002 (June);
original price:  $6·99
viii + 460 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-446-61120-4.

(+ later reprint[s])

American Fantasy, 2003 hardcover;
dated “March 2001” on copyright page;
a limited edition “of 26 signed, lettered copies”, in an embossed black tray-case;
original price:  $500·00;
304 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-9610352-3-4 (cited on copyright page of numbered edition, but not published simultaneously);
no dust-wrapper: “Front Type Stamping Design by Robert Gould

Front Stamping Art by Randy Broecker”;
interior artists & signatures all as per numbered edition (see above).

Trade paperback (simultaneous 1st ed., not to scale), published for export (beyond the U.K.) only.

Earthlight mass-sized paperback, 2002 (February 4th);
original price:  £6·99
x + 342 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-671-03725-0;

cover artist:  Jim Burns.

(+ later reprint[s])

(Followed by The Skrayling Tree)

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