Conan the Avenger
Lancer
Year : 1968 through 1973 - See Notes
Book No. :
See Notes
Edition : 9 editions - See Notes
Format : Paperback
Pages : 192
Cover art : Frank Frazetta
Illustrations :
None

Contents
"Introduction" by L. Sprague de Camp
"The Hyborian Age" (Part 2)
Non-REH Content
"The Return of Conan"
by Bjö
rn Nyberg, and L. Sprague de Camp
Notes
1st edition, 1968, 73-780, purple edges, 60 cents
2nd
edition, 1968, 73-780, purple edges, 60 cents, Canada
3rd edition, 1969, 73-780, purple edges, 60 cents
4th edition, 1969, 73-780, purple edges, 60 cents, Canada
5th  edition, 1970, 75149-095, purple edges, 95 cents
6th edition, 1971, 75149-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
7th edition, April 1972, 75149-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
8th
 edition, Sept 1972, 75149-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
9th
 edition, May 1973, 78747-125, yellow edges, $1.25
The covers of the various printings change slightly every so often in the series.
Edited by L. Sprague de Camp
Frontispiece: Map of the Hyborian Age
"The Return of Conan" is expanded from “Conan the Victorious” published in FANTASTIC UNIVERSE September 1957.
Lancer went backrupt in 1973, but there were numerous later printings by Prestige and Ace, perhaps 20 or more printings total.

The Prestige books are known to exist in at least two states. Some have "DISTRIBUTED BY ACE BOOKS" on the cover with Prestige Books listed as the publisher on the title page. Some have "ACE" on the cover and are stamped with "Prestige" on the copyright page.  

There are also U.K. editions published by Sphere.

The Conan series continued up to the late 1980's and is the basis for numerous licensed as well as bootleg non-English editions. The Conan series is by far the most reproduced REH series in the world. It is quite possible that over one million copies of this book are in print.


2nd edition
Conan the Avenger
Other Editions:
Ace
Prestige
Sphere
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