‘The Oak And The Ram’

The Oak And The Ram

London:  Allison & Busby, 1973 (October) hardcover;
sub-titled “Volume the Second of The Chronicle of Prince Corum and the Silver Hand” on title page;
original price:  £2·25;
168 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  85031-095-4;
cover artist:  Keith Roberts.

Volume Two in the second of two separate trilogies featuring Corum Jhaelen Irsei.  It was collected in The Chronicles Of Corum (1978) and The Prince With The Silver Hand (1993) with The Bull And The Spear and The Sword And The Stallion, then revised for further collection in Corum: The Prince With The Silver Hand (1999).

It should be noted that the name Corum Jhaelen Irsei is an anagram of Jeremiah Cornelius.

(Preceded by The Bull And The Spear)

First edition

London: Quartet mass-sized paperback, 1974 (June 24th);
original price:  40p;
137 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-704-31128-3;
cover artist:  Patrick Woodroffe.

Reprinted 1974

London: Orbit (Quartet) paperback, 1976 (December 12th);
original price:  60p;
137 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-7043-1128-3

St. Albans: Granada paperback, 1981 (May);
sub-titled “Volume the Fifth of The Books Of Corum” on title page;
original price:  95p;
150 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-12985-4;
cover artist:  Melvyn

Reprinted 1981 (£1·25), 1984 (£1·50), 1986 (unseen [unverified], £2·50).

London: Grafton paperback, 1989 (April 27th), but undated;
sub-titled “Volume the Fifth of The Books Of Corum” on title page;
original price:  £2·99;
157 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-586-20719-8 (0-583-12985-4
on copyright page);
cover artist:  Paul Damon.

First American edition:  New York: Berkley mass-sized paperback, 1974 (March);
no sub-title;
original price:  75¢;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  425-02534-9;
cover artist:  David McCall Johnson (sic);

no hardcover edition.

(+ later reprint[s])

Berkley paperback, 1986 (October);
original price:  $2·95;
160 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-09052-3;
cover artist:  Robert Gould.

London: Titan trade-sized paperback, 2015 (September 1st);
sub-titled “Corum Book 4” on title page & front cover;
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $9·95;
188 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  9871783291731;
cover artist:  “Funny Little Fish/Dreamtime”.

First standalone edition of revised text (see description above)

Rockville, MD: GraphicAudio (C.D. [+ download]) audiobook, 2016 (September 12th);
original price:  $25·99;
I.S.B.N.:  9798200823802;

narrated by Nanette Savard (+ actors);
original theme music: Peter Pavli;
cover artist:  Gel Jamlang.

(Followed by The Sword And The Stallion)

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The Oak And The Ram is also available as e-books: 9780575105331 (U.K.) & 9871783291724 (U.S.A.).