They have arrived. It's a good day. No way this smile is going anywhere.
The final picture is a section of tear-away calendar I found in the back of STORMBRINGER. Someone had used it as a bookmark. Notice the date.
The seller found these in a box in his attic. They are the First DAW printings of the Elric of Melnibone Saga and are the first time the original unaltered text was used. Michael Moorcock was unhappy with the versions Lancer published in 1972, as they were heavily edited without his approval. These are the author's preferred editions. Honestly, I feel as if I stumbled across someone selling buried treasure.
I loved this series growing up, and they remain some of the only fantasy novels I've enjoyed aside from Tolkien. I lost my copies when my storage shed flooded in 2004. Finding these books in this condition... Man, it doesn't get much better.
Thanks for allowing me to share this with you.
*hugs and high fives*