‘The Jewel In The Skull’

The Jewel In The Skull

New York:  Lancer, 1967 mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
original price:  60¢;
175 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: 73-688);
cover artist:  Gray Morrow.

Volume One in the first of two separate series featuring Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln, The Jewel In The Skull was revised (initially in the U.S.A. only) in 1977. Unrevised, it was collected in 1979 with The Mad God’s Amulet (1968/’69), The Sword Of The Dawn (1968) and The Runestaff (1969) in the omnibus, The History Of The Runestaff, which was later retitled (with the revised texts for the first time in the U.K.) as Hawkmoon (1993) and Hawkmoon: The History Of The Runestaff (2013), whilst in 2010 an illustrated edition of Jewel… was slightly retitled as Hawkmoon: The Jewel In The Skull.

First edition, with Count Brass’s daughter Yisselda misnamed Iseulte on back cover.

New York: Lodestone mass-sized paperback, 1972;
dated 1967 on copyright page;
no sub-title;
original price:  75¢;
175 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: B-5015);

cover artist:  Gray Morrow.

To all intents and purposes, a pirated edition.

Lancer, 1973 (September) paperback;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
original price:  £1·25;
175 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  447-78771;
cover artist:  Gray Morrow.

First revised edition: New York: DAW Books, 1977 (January) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume One Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
original price:  $1·25;
176 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-276-9;
cover artist: 
Richard Clifton-Dey.

Includes Author’s Note: “This edition is the first in any country that I had had the opportunity to revise and is the only text I have been able to check before publication”.

First British edition:  London: Mayflower mass-sized paperback, 1969 (January 2nd);
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
original price:  5/-;

156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: 113680);

cover artist:  Bob Haberfield.

Reprinted 1972 (30p)

Mayflower paperback, 1973;
original price:  30p;
156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11368-0;

cover artist:  Bob Haberfield.

Reprinted 1974, 1975 (40p).

First hardcover edition: London: White Lion, 1973 (July) hardcover;
no sub-title;
original price:  £1·60;
156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  85617-494-2 (-494-7 on dust-wrapper front flap);

cover artist:  James Cawthorn.

Mayflower paperback, 1977 (August 4th);
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  50p;
156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11368-0;

cover artist:  Bob Haberfield.

Assorted DAW reprints

3rd printing, 0-87997-419-2 ($1·50).
5th printing, 0-87997-712-4 ($1·95).
4th printing, 0-87997-547-4 ($1·75).
7th printing, 0-88677-043-2 ($2·75).
9th printing, 0-88677-175-7 ($2·95) + later reprints?

New York: Ace, 1990 (April) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume One Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
revised text;
original price:  $3·50;
176 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-31847-9;
cover artist: 
Jill Bauman.

Granada paperback, 1980;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  95p;
156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11368-0;

cover artist:  Bob Haberfield.

Reprinted 1981 (£1·25).

Granada paperback, 1984;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume One” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  £1·95;
156 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11368-0;

cover artist:  Richard Clifton-Dey.

Reprinted 1985 (Grafton) + later reprint[s?] 0-586-21172-1 (£2·99).

(Followed by The Mad God’s Amulet)

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The Jewel In The Skull is also available as an e-book: 9780575109704.