Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Nice Find

While I was down in the wilds of Marietta I took the time to stop off at Marietta Book Nook, just in case anyone had traded in something nifty. They had. Got a very nice copy of The Mighty Swordsmen, an anthology of sword & sorcery stories, which came out in 1970. Features stories by Lin Carter, Roger Zelazny, John Brunner, Michael Moorcock, and Robert E. Howard, all packaged under a very cool cover by legendary comic book artist, Jim Steranko. Though I don't really consider myself a collector, I am always impressed when I find an old book in such good condition. Spine isn't cracked. Pages are white. Cover is bright and shiny. 37 years old and it almost looks new.

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