Book Haul/Spotlight – The Book of Robert E. Howard Vol. 1 and 2.

 

 

 

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!

More REH to add to my collection!

I found these copies on a Facebook page I follow. Brian’s and No BullJust Books were great to work with, fair prices, and it didn’t take forever to get my books. They have great Vintage paperbacks, you should go check them out.

Brian’s and No BullJust Books 

https://www.facebook.com/Brians-and-No-Bull-Just-Books-323970871365119/

 

Today we have:

The Book of Robert E. Howard – 1976 Zebra

and

The Second Book of Robert E. Howard – 1976 Zebra

Both books:

Edited by the great Glenn Lord

Illustrated by the awesome Jeff Jones

 


 

 

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The Book of Robert E. Howard
Zebra
Year : February 1976 (First edition)
February 1976 (Second edition)
Book No. : 0-89083-163-7
Edition : 1st
Format : Paperback
Pages : 345
Cover art : Jeff Jones
Illustrations : Jeff Jones

      The Book of Robert E. Howard

Contents
“Introduction” by Glenn Lord
“Pigeons From Hell” 
“Recompense” (poem)
“The Pit of the Serpent” 
“Empire” (poem)
“Etchings in Ivory” (prose poems)
“Proem” 
“Flaming Marble”
“Skulls and Orchids”
“Medallions in the Moon”
“The Gods That Men Forget”
“Bloodstones and Ebony” 
“Thor’s Son” (poem)
“Cimmeria” (poem)
“A Sonnet of Good Cheer” (poem)
“Red Blades of Black Cathay”
“The Dust Dance” (poem)
“The Bar by the Side of the Road” (poem)
“Knife, Bullet and Noose”
“The Gold and the Grey” (poem)
“Gents on the Lynch” 
“A Song Out of Midian” (poem)
“She Devil”
“The Day That I Die” (poem)
“The Voice of El-Lil”
“Black Wind Blowing” 
“The Curse of the Golden Skull”
“Black Talons” 
Notes
Eight interior black & white illustrations by Jeff Jones.
Edited by Glenn Lord

 

 

The Second Book of Robert E. Howard
Zebra
Year : May 1976
Book No. : 0-89083-183-1
Edition : 1st
Format : Paperback
Pages : 368
Cover art : Jeff Jones
Illustrations : Jeff Jones

      The Second Book of Robert E. Howard

Contents
“Introduction” by Glenn Lord
“Letter” REH to Wilfred B. Talman, September 1931
“Sword Woman” 
“Which Will Scarcely Be Understood” (poem) 
“The Striking of the Gong” 
“The Song of Horsa’s Galley” (poem) 
“The Good Knight” 
“A Word From the Outer Dark” (poem) 
“Black Canaan” 
“The Song of a Mad Minstrel” (poem) 
“Kelly the Conjure Man”
“Surrender” (poem) 
“The Footfalls Within” 
“Knife-River Prodigal” 
“Musings” (poem) 
“Life” (2, “They bruised my soul . . .”) (poem) 
“The House of Suspicion”
“Rueben’s Brethren” (poem) 
“Two Against Tyre”
“The Guise of Youth” (poem) 
“For the Love of Barbara Allen”
“Guns of Khartum” 
“Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die” (poem) 
Notes
Eight interior black & white illustrations by Jeff Jones.
Edited by Glenn Lord

 

Info from Howard Works.

http://howardworks.com/

A great resource!

 

 


 

 

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.

 

Info from Wikipedia

 

 


 

 

 

  2 comments for “Book Haul/Spotlight – The Book of Robert E. Howard Vol. 1 and 2.

  1. May 30, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Of these two, I have only read The Second Book so far, which is great. I have been reviewing the stories from it at
    https://paullucaswriter.wordpress.com/tag/robert-e-howard/

    REH was an interesting character, as I found from analysing his poems especially. He really did dredge up a lot of stuff from the depths of his psyche.

    Great covers, as you show above. These deserve to be rediscovered and well done for highlighting them.

    Liked by 1 person

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