‘The Swords Of Corum’

The Swords Of Corum

London:  Grafton, 1986 (June [or July]) hardcover;
original price:  £9·95;
509 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-246-12969-7;
cover artist:  Mark Salwowski;

no American edition (by this title).

An omnibus of the first of two separate trilogies featuring Corum Jhaelen Irsei, collecting The Knight Of The SwordsThe Queen Of The Swords and The King Of The Swords (all 1971), The Swords Of Corum was retitled from The Swords Trilogy (1977). It was also later retitled as Corum (1992) and (revised) as Corum: The Coming Of Chaos (1996/’97), then again (unrevised) as Corum: The Prince In The Scarlet Robe (2002).

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

First edition
(+ book-club ed.)

Grafton, 1987 (June 25th) trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £3·95;
509 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-586-06746-9.

Reprinted 1988, ’89 (£4·50).

Contents (both editions):-
p. 7: The Knight Of The Swords (as The Knight Of The Swords: The First Book Of Corum on title page);
p. 195: The Queen Of The Swords (as The Queen Of The Swords: The Second Book Of Corum on title page);
p. 351: The King Of The Swords (as The King Of The Swords: The Third Book Of Corum on title page).

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