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    Kelly Freas The Coming of Conan Hardback Novel Cover Original Art (Gnome Press, 1953). The first time the Conan stories ever appeared in hardcover form was in these Gnome Press editions, so this was likely the first visualization of Robert E. Howard's character that many readers had ever seen. A fine work of art, it was crafted in ink and grey tone wash over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10.5" x 12.75". It is worth noting that both the smaller Conan head on the left, the title, and the REH credit are all hand-drawn, not stats. Superb craftsmanship by a master illustrator. The board is lightly toned, with a bit of production masking tape to mark the bottom margin. Overall in Very Good/Excellent condition.

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