Book Haul/Spotlight- Night Images: A book of fantasy verse by Robert E. Howard

 

 

 

I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I have always been a Robert E. Howard fan. The first time I read a Conan story I became hooked for life. Recently my local used bookstore has had some amazing REH books. I can only imagine a collector sold their collection. I have been scraping together everything I can to try and get some of these books. I am happy to give them a new home with another Robert E. Howard collector. I hope everyone will enjoy these post.

 

Today we have:

Night Images: A book of fantasy verse

by Robert E. Howard

The Morning Star Press (1976)

Cover art – Frank Frazetta

Illustrations – Richard Corben

 

 


 

 

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Extra Frazetta illustration

 

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My updated Robert E. Howard and Conan collection.

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Night Images
The Morning Star Press
Year : 1976
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket  (9 x 11.5 inches)
Pages : 104
Cover art : Frank Frazetta  
Illustrations : Richard Corben  

 Night Images

Other editions: none
Contents
“Foreword” by John Poscik 
“Echoes From An Anvil: The Poetry of Robert E. Howard”
by Armand Eisen 
Of Dreams and Visions 
“The King and the Oak”
“The Cats of Anubis”
“Musings” 
“No More Serpent Prow”
“Haunting Columns”
“Black Dawn”
“Visions”
“Echoes From an Anvil”
“Altars and Jesters”
“The Ghost Kings”
Songs of Longing and of Love 
“Egypt” 
“The Heart of the Sea’s Desire”
“The Day Breaks Over Simula”
“The Tide” 
“A Song Out of the East”
“Tiger Girl” 
“The Sea Girl”
Songs of War and Warriors 
“A Thousand Years Ago”
“The Gold and the Grey”
“Marching Song of Connacht”
“Black Harps in the Hills”
“The Legacy of Tubal-Cain”
“Victory”
“Viking’s Trail”
“The Phoenix on the Sword” 
“Kings of the Night”
“The King and the Mallet” 
“Song Before Clontarf”
“To Harry the Oliad Men” 
“And Beowulf Rides Again”
Songs From The World 
 “Always Comes Evening” 
“Solomon Kane’s Homecoming”
“The Master-Drum” 
“The Kiowa’s Tale”
“Flight” 
“Adventure”
“The Song of the Jackal” 
“Empire”
“Singing Hemp”
“Days of Glory” 
“Mark of the Beast”
“The Road to Rome”
“Roar, Silver Trumpets”
“The King of the Ages Comes”
“The Jackal” 
“The Campus at Midnight” 
“When the Gods Were Kings”
Songs of Death 
“Oh Babylon, Lost Babylon” 
“A Word from the Outer Dark” 
“Age” 
“Swamp Murder” 
“To a Friend”
“The Dead Slaver’s Tale”
“A Buccaneer Speaks”
“Hope Empty of Meaning” 
“Hopes of Dreams” 
Notes
Limited edition of 1000 copies.
250 Special Edition and 750 Regular Edition.
The Regular Edition has a blue binding.
The Special Edition has a black binding with slipcase, an extra full color Frazetta illustration, and is signed by Corben.

The Special Edition also contains “A Song For All Women.”
First complete appearance: “Oh Babylon, Lost Babylon” 
Fourteen interior illustrations by Richard Corben.

Info from Howard Works. http://howardworks.com/

A great resource!

http://howardworks.com/images.htm

 

 


 

 

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.

 

 


 

 

 

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