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Lord Grandrith / Doc Caliban (#1)
Wold Newton Universe
Subtitle: Volume IX of the Memoirs of Lord Grandrith.
Also published as an eBook (2012).
An excerpt, the 'Foreword' by Lord Grandrith, has been published as "My Father the Ripper" in Jack the Knife (1975).
French excerpts are published, as "Le saigneur de la jungle", in the magazine Lui (June 1974).
DEDICATION: --
COVER TEXT:
The legendary Apeman. Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper, fights the equally legendary Doc Caliban, Man of Bronze and Champion of Justice. For the loser it will mean death - for the victor not just life but immortality.
But who are the dark manipulators of their destiny? For these titans are good men, real-life superheroes who have passed into folklore as 'Tarzan' and 'Doc Savage'. Now, inflamed by unfathomable passions, they run amok in an orgy of hate and vengeance, lust and bloodshed.
From the mountains of Ethiopia to the pastoral beauty of an English stately home, Philip José Farmer explores the intimate secrets of a superhero's private life in an epic fantasy of truly legendary proportions.
(Grafton edition.)
PUBLICATION HISTORY
| US | UK | FRANCE | ITALY | RUSSIA |


21 Publications

US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
North Hollywood, CA: Essex House
# 0121
no ISBN
paperback (17×11cm)
-/1969
286
$ 1.95
uncredited [= unknown]
With an editor's note by Farmer and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.


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[Kansas City, MO]: The Fokker D-LXIX Press
-
no ISBN
hardcover (22,5×14,5cm)
-/1975
286
not priced [= $ 20.00]
Richard Corben
First US hardcover. Red leather covered boards, with gilt lettering on the front and the spine. Limited edition of two hundred copies, signed by Philip José Farmer and Richard Corben. Six color and two black & white interior illustrations by Richard Corben. With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.
Several of the preordered and prepaid hardcovers were never delivered (as happened with my copy at the time).

Richard Corben
Publisher
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Date
Pages
Price
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[Kansas City, MO]: The Fokker D-LXIX Press
-
no ISBN
trade paperback (22×13,5cm)
-/1975
286
not priced [= $ 12.50]
Richard Corben
Limited edition of eight hundred copies. This is the first state edition of the paperback, with red lettering on the cover and spine. Six color and two black & white interior illustrations by Richard Corben. With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Richard Corben
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[Kansas City, MO]: The Fokker D-LXIX Press
-
no ISBN
trade paperback (21,5×13,5cm)
-/1975
286
not priced [= $ 12.50]
Richard Corben
This is the second state edition of the paperback, with black lettering on the cover and spine. The second is also slightly smaller. It could be that Fokker D-LXIX Press printed more copies than the limited eight hundred they planned. It also could be that they have used remaining galleys to bind them as paperback. Many copies of this edition are badly paginated and sometimes pages are missing. Six color and two black & white interior illustrations by Richard Corben. With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Richard Corben
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New York, NY: Playboy Press
-
ISBN 0-872-16586-8
paperback (18×10,5cm)
01/1980 (1st)
288
$ 2.25
credited to Enric [actually: Jordi Penalva]
Farmer's name printed in purple gilt on the cover. With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Jordi Penalva
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New York, NY: Playboy Press
-
ISBN 0-872-16586-8
paperback (18×10,5cm)
03/1980 (2nd)
288
$ 2.25
uncredited [= Jordi Penalva]
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Jordi Penalva
Publisher
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Bookno.
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Date
Pages
Price
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Notes
New York, NY: Playboy Paperbacks
-
ISBN 0-872-16586-8
paperback (18×10,5cm)
03/1981 (3rd)
288
$ 2.25
uncredited [= Jordi Penalva]
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Jordi Penalva
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New York, NY: Playboy Paperbacks
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ISBN 0-872-16951-0
paperback (18×10,5cm)
07/1981 (4th)
288
$ 2.50
uncredited [= Jordi Penalva]
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Jordi Penalva
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Notes
New York, NY: Rhinoceros
-
ISBN 1-56333-276-0
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
01/1995
320
$ 6.95
Robert Chouraqui
With an editor's note by PJF.

Robert Chouraqui
UK
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London: Quartet Books
-
ISBN 0-704-31211-5
paperback (18×11cm)
10/1975
286
£ 0.95
Patrick Woodroffe
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Patrick Woodroffe
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Notes
London: Grafton Books
-
ISBN 0-586-07445-7
paperback (18×11cm)
04/1988
255
£ 2.95
Peter Elson
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Peter Elson
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London: Titan Books
Science Fiction / A Wold Newton Novel
ISBN 978-1-78116-288-0
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
10/2012
303
£ 7.99 (US$ 12.95)
Steve White
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon, and with an introduction and an afterword by Arthur C. Sippo.

Steve White
FRANCE
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French: La jungle nue
Paris: Champ Libre
Chute Libre (1)
ISBN 2-85184-016-9
trade paperback (21,5×12,5cm)
04/1974
304
not priced
François Lasquin
Alain Le Saux
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon. Excerpts of this novel are published as "Le saigneur de la jungle" in the magazine Lui (1974).

Alain Le Saux
Title
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French: La jungle nue
Paris: J.C. Lattès
Titres SF 12
no ISBN
paperback (18×11cm)
09/1979
312
not priced
François Lasquin
Jean-Michel Nicollet
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Jean-Michel Nicollet
Title
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French: La jungle nue
Paris: Presses Pocket
No. 5329
ISBN 2-266-02872-3
paperback (18×11cm)
03/1990
312
not priced
François Lasquin
Wojtek Siudmak
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
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Notes
French: La jungle nue
Paris: La Découverte
Culte fictions
ISBN 2-7071-3966-1
trade paperback (19×12,5cm)
02/2003
266
€ 12,00
François Lasquin
Shuji Kobayashi
With an editor's note by PJF and a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.

Shuji Kobayashi
ITALY
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Italian: Festa di morte
Milan: De Carlo Editore
Gamma, I Capolavori della Fantascienza/Il fantalibro 11
no ISBN
hardcover (20×13cm)
-/1972
256
L 2.000
Federico Valli
uncredited [= unknown]
First hardcover worldwide. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. The first state edition of the hardcover comes with this dust jacket. With an introduction by Theodore Sturgeon and an editor's note by PJF.

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Title
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Italian: Festa di morte
Milan: De Carlo Editore
Gamma, I Capolavori della Fantascienza/Il fantalibro 11
no ISBN
hardcover (20×13cm)
-/1972 [actually -/1974]
256
L 3.500
Federico Valli
Studio Grafico De Carlo
This is the second state edition of the hardcover. Only the dustjacket and price have changed, otherwise the book is exactly the same. This is not a new printing. With an introduction by Theodore Sturgeon and an editor's note by PJF.

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Title
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Italian: Festa di morte
Milan: Ennio Ciscato Editore (De Carlo Editore)
Gamma, I Capolavori della Fantascienza/Il fantalibro 11
no ISBN
hardcover (20×13cm)
-/1972 [actually: -/1976]
256
L 3.000
Federico Valli
uncredited [= unknown]
This is the third state edition of the hardcover. Ennio Ciscato had taken over De Carlo and republished exactly the same De Carlo book, dated 1972, with yet another dustjacket –with the name of the new publisher on it– and a new price. This is not a new printing. With an introduction by Theodore Sturgeon and an editor's note by PJF.

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RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
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Russian: Пир потаенный
in Пир потаенный
Moscow: Amex Ltd. & Loris
Новинки SF & F
ISBN 5-85689-004-3
hardcover (21×15cm)
07/1993
477
not priced
O. Artamonov
V. Stakheyev
Omnibus, together with Lord of the Trees. With a foreword, "Насилие - наш метод!", by Theodore Sturgeon and an editor's note ("Вступление") by PJF.

V. Stakheyev
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
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Price
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Cover art
Notes
Russian: Незваный пир
in Миры Филипа Фармера 22
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-352-1
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
01/1998
382
not priced
O. Artamonov
uncredited
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with Lord of the Trees. With a foreword, "Насилие - наш метод!", by Theodore Sturgeon.

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