King Conan First Edition 1953 from the library of Larry McMurtry


This King Conan First Edition was limited to 5,000 copies in 1953. This specific copy is in near-fine condition.

King Conan is a collection of five fantasy short stories by American writer Robert E. Howard features his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It is also the name of two separate comic book series featuring the character.

This book belonged to the library of Larry McMurtry, a successful author and screenwriter, also known as Texas’ most famous author. In his personal life, McMurty was an ardent book collector – his home collection in Archer City, Texas, was said to be more than 30,000 volumes strong at the time of his passing in 2021. He may be recognized for penning the screenplay, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ ‘, as well as numerous other films and books.

This is one of the nicest First Editions of the book on the market and is the only one to feature Larry McMurtry’s bookplate inside.

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