Thought I'd share this little gem. Found it at the local Half Price Books the other weekend for about $1 (cover price was 50 cents). I'd read about half of the seven stories previously (Leiber, Howard, Moorcock).
The book was published in 1965. The inside cover has an owners name, penned several months before I was born (so, end of 60's). While there's various opinions about L. Sprague de Camp's "guardianship" of Conan, S&W, etc, I did find his introduction very worth sharing:
"How would you like to escape to a world of wizards and warlocks, warriors and wenches - a world where gleaming cities raise their shining spires against the stars, sorcerers cast sinister spells from subterranean lairs, primeval monsters crash through jungle thickets and the fate of kingdoms is balanced on the bloody blades of broadswords brandished by heroes of preternatural might and valor?
- Bazaar of the Bizarre (Leiber)
- The Dark Eidolon (C.A. Smith)
- The Hoard of the Gibbelins (Dunsany)
- The Hungry Hercynian (de Camp)
- Kings in Darkness (Moorcock)
- Mazirian the Magician [Vance]
- Shadows in Zamboula (Howard)