‘The Swords Trilogy’

The Swords Trilogy

New York:  Berkley, 1977 (August 10th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  $1·95;
x + 403 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-03468-2;
cover artist:  Ken Barr;

no British 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 Trilogy was retitled as The Swords Of Corum (1986). 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,
reprinted three times.

First hardcover edition:  Boston, MA: Gregg Press hardcover, 1980 (August);
original price:  $17·95;
xxiv + vi +403 pages;
includes introduction by Richard Gid Powers (pp. vxxiii);
I.S.B.N.:  0-8398-2623-0;
no dust-wrapper, no cover artis

Berkley, 1980 (September) paperback;
fifth printing;
original price:  $2·50;
x + 403 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-04987-6.

Berkley, 1981 (October) paperback (lo-res.);
sixth printing (reprinted once);
original price:  $2·75;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-05395-4.
Berkley, 1983 (March) paperback;
eighth printing (reprinted twice);
original price:  $2·95;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-06389-5.
Berkley, 1985 (July) paperback;
eleventh printing (reprinted once);
original price:  $3·95;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-08848-0.
Berkley, 1986 (November) paperback (lo-res.);
thirteenth printing
(reprinted [?]);
original price:  $3·95;
I.S.B.N.:  0-425-10333-1.

Ace, 1988 (March) mass-sized paperback (photograph, not scan);
original price:  $4·50;
x + 403 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-441-79239-1.

Contents (all editions):-
p. 1: The Knight Of The Swords;
p. 151: The Queen Of The Swords;
p. 275: The King Of The Swords.

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