‘The Runestaff’

The Runestaff

London:  Mayflower, 1969 (June) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff Volume Four” on title page;
original price:  5/-;
143 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  none (code: 114997);
cover artist:  Bob Haberfield
.

Fourth and final volume in the first of two separate series featuring Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln, The Runestaff was retitled from The Secret Of the Runestaff (1969). 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 Mad God’s Amulet (1968/’69) and The Sword Of The Dawn (1968) 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 The Runestaff was slightly retitled as Hawkmoon: The Runestaff.

(Preceded by The Sword Of The Dawn)

First edition, reprinted 1969.

Mayflower paperback, 1973;
original price:  30p;
143 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  583-11499-
7;

cover artist:  Bob Habberfield (sic).

Reprinted 1973, ’74, ’75 (40p), ’77 (60p).

First hardcover edition: London: White Lion, 1974 (January) hardcover;
no sub-title;
original price:  £1·95;
143 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  85617-025-9;

cover artist:  James Cawthorn.

First revised edition (& first American ed. [by this title]): New York: DAW Books, 1977 (September) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume Four Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
original price:  $1·25;
158 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-324-2;
cover artist: 
Richard Clifton-Dey;

illustrated by John Collier (map).

Assorted DAW reprints

3rd printing, 0-87997-422-2 ($1·50).
6th printing, 222 pages, 0-88677-046-7 ($2·75).
4th/5th printings, 0-87997-616-0 ($1·75).
7th printing, 222 pages, 0-88677-218-4 ($2·95) + later reprints?

Granada paperback, 1980;
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff Volume Four” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  95p;
143 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11499-7;

cover artist:  Bob Habberfield (sic).


Granada p/b, 1981 (£1·25).

Granada p/b, 1984 (£1·50).

Grafton paperback, 1986 (August);
sub-titled “The History Of The Runestaff Volume Four” on title page;
unrevised text;
original price:  £1·95;
143 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-583-11499-7;

cover artist:  Richard Clifton-Dey.

New York: Ace, 1991 (January) mass-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Volume Four Of The History Of The Runestaff” on title page;
revised text;
original price:  $4·50;
176 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-31848-7;
cover artist: 
Jill Bauman;

illustrated by John Collier (map).

(Followed by Count Brass,
first volume in the second of two separate series featuring Hawkmoon)

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The Runestaff is also available as an e-book: 9780575110212.