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King Conan by Robert E. Howard - First - 1953 - from Hopkins Books (SKU: 20-384)

King Conan

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King Conan

by Robert E. Howard

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good+/Very Good
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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First hardcover edition, with dust jacket, published by Gnome Press, 1953. The dust jacket is intact and is not price clipped, original price of $3.00 printed on the top corner of the front flap. Jacket has been protected with a clear, Brodart brand cover. Sun fading to the spine, top to bottom. Author name and title in yellow lettering on the spine is readable, but the magenta colored background is faded. Front of jacket has a one inch closed tear at the gutter, and a 4-1/2" horizontal crease at 3/4"from the bottom edge. Top left corner of the back of the jacket has a spot where the magenta ink from 'Gnome Press' has streaked. Minor chipping to the spine heel and head. 256 pages. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards. Includes five stories with each one having an introduction paragraph written by P. Schuyler Miller & John D. Clark. Cover design by David Kyle. Cover boards are flat. There is some fading of the red color at the top and bottom of about 1/2 inch at top, 1/4 inch to the bottom. Edges are not worn or rubbed, corners are straight. Author name, title, and cover design imprinted in black on cover and spine still crisp and not rubbed or worn. Beautifully detailed map on the pastedown-ffep, both front and back. Text pages are clean, with no writing, no former ownership marks. Edges of the text pages are clean, binding is tight and square. The attached photos are of the copy we have in our inventory, not stock photos!


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Hopkins Books US (US)
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King Conan
Robert E. Howard
David Kyle
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good
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Gnome Press
Date published
conan, gnome press, fantasy press
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Hopkins Books

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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About Hopkins Books

We're a small, independent, family run book seller specializing in current fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on Art, Art History, History, Memoirs, Travel Memoirs, Signed First Editions, and Literature in Translation.Do you have any questions about our books ? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Do you want to see a photo of a book before you order it ? We try to post as many photos as possbiel, but sometimes there will be a item in inventory that does not show a photo here. So feel free to ask for photos, we don't mind at all. We package all of our orders carefully either in a box that has been designed to ship books, or in a padded envelope. We want to make sure you receive your order in the best possible condition!Our preferred shipping method is USPS Media Mail. Recently, the USPS has added tracking to Media Mail , which has been a great addition to this service.If you do choose to have your order shipped "Expedited", my shipping cost may seem higher than expected. Some of our books are large format hardcovers that can cost quite a bit when shipped expedited. So I would like to make sure that I can cover the cost upfront. However, if the actual cost of expedited shipping is less than the charge, I will refund the difference!


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price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp...[more]
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...[more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.

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