Conan the Freebooter
Lancer
Year : 1968 through 1973 - See Notes
Book No. :
See Notes
Edition : 7 editions - See Notes
Format : Paperback
Pages : 223
Cover art : John Duillo
Illustrations :
None

Contents
"Introduction" by L. Sprague de Camp
"Hawks Over Shem" with L. Sprague de Camp
"Black Colossus"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"The Road of the Eagles" with L. Sprague de Camp
"A Witch Shall be Born"
Notes
1st edition, 1968, 74-963, purple edges, 75 cents
2nd edition, 1968, 74-963, purple edges, 75 cents, Canada
3rd edition, 1969, 74-963, purple edges, 75 cents
4th edition, 1970, 75119-095, purple edges, 95 cents
5th edition, 1970, 75119-095, purple edges, 95 cents, Canada
6th edition, 1971, 75119-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
7th edition, Jan 1973, 75119-095, yellow edges, 95 cents
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
"Hawks Over Egypt" was rewritten by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story.
"The Road of the Eagles" is an REH story and title for which two drafts (early and final) presently exist.  
L. Sprague de Camp found the final draft and rewrote it as "Conan, Man of Destiny," then later published it as "The Road of the Eagles."
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.


3rd edition
Conan the Freebooter
Other Editions:
Ace
Prestige
Sphere
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