‘The Mad God’s Amulet’

The Mad God’s Amulet

London:  Mayflower, 1969 (February 27th) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume Two” on title page;
original price:  3/6;
142 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: 113850);
cover artist:  Bob Habberfield
(sic).

Second volume in the first of two separate series featuring Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln, The Mad God’s Amulet was retitled from Sorcerer’s Amulet (1968). It was later revised (initially in the U.S.A. only) in 1977. Unrevised, it was collected in 1979 with The Jewel in The Skull (1967), The Sword Of The Dawn (1968) and The Runestaff (1969) in the omnibus, The History Of The Runestaff, which was also 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 Mad God’s… was slightly retitled as Hawkmoon: The Mad God’s Amulet.

(Preceded by The Jewel In The Skull)

First edition, possibly reprinted Sept. ’69 (but unrecorded as such).

Mayflower paperback, 1972;
original price:  30p;
142 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11385-0
.

Reprinted 1973, ’74, ’75 (40p), ’77 (Mayflower/Granada, 60p, 0-583-11385-0 [on copyright page]).

First hardcover edition: London: White Lion, 1973 (September) hardcover;
no sub-title;
original price:  £1·40;
142 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  85617-015-1;

cover artist:  James Cawthorn.

First revised edition (& first American ed. (by this title): New York: DAW Books, 1977 (April) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume Two Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
original price:  $1·25;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-289-0;
cover artist: 
Richard Clifton-Dey.

Assorted DAW reprints

3rd printing, 0-87997-391-9 ($1·50).
5th printing, 223 pages (including map by John Collier), 0-88677-044-0 ($2·75).
4th printing, 0-87997-688-8 ($1·95).
7th printing, 223 pages (incl. Collier map), 0-88677-216.8 ($2·95) + later reprints?

Granada paperback, 1980;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume Two” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  95p;
142 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11385-0;

cover artist:  Bob Habberfield (sic).


Granada p/b, 1982, £1·25, reprinted ’83 (£1·50).

Grafton paperback, 1985;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff: Volume Two” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  £1·95;
142 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11385-0;

cover artist:  Richard Clifton-Dey.

Reprinted 1985

New York: Ace, 1990 (July) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume Two Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
revised text;
original price:  $3·50;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-51388-3;
cover artist: 
Jill Bauman.

(Followed by The Sword Of The Dawn)

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The Mad God’s Amulet is also available as an e-book: 9780575109704.