THE BLADE OF CONAN. New York: Ace Books, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] ix [x] 1-310, pictorial wrappers. First edition. A collection of articles, most reprinted from AMRA, concerning heroic fantasy in general and with Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian in particular. Contributors include de Camp, Lin Carter, Poul Anderson, Fritz Leiber, Leigh Brackett, and others. Signed by de Camp on title page. Upper corner of a few pages slightly bumped, a fine copy. (#135098).