Contains essays, short stories, letters and poems.
The letter on p. 3 is a facsimile of a typescript; the letters on pp. 4, 10 and 16 are facsimiles of hand-written documents followed by transcripts of those documents.
The obituary on the back cover is a facsimile from The Ranger Daily Times, Ranger, TX.
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings from the REH Foundation Press. Outside of the boxing stories, whenever Robert E. Howard used the name “Costigan” the autobiographical implications weren’t far behind. This volume collects those “other” Costigan tales, including the title novel as well as the previously unpublished early draft. It also contains other items that reveal details about the people and places in Howard’s life, including the “Lost Plains” stories, items from The Junto, personal essays, and more, all restored to the original text, where available.
With the introductory material, this volume checks in at over 400 pages and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan; edited and with notes by Rob Roehm; Introduction and notes by Rusty Burke.
This volume collects not only Dr. Howard’s letters, but also responses to his letters (and letters to his son, Robert E. Howard) from some of the major players in fantasy fiction at the time: August Derleth, C. L. Moore, Farnsworth Wright, Otis Adelbert Kline, and E. Hoffmann Price. It includes a lengthy Postscript section containing letters from E. Hoffmann Price discussing his acquisition of “The Trunk,” Robert E. Howard’s biography, his travels in Texas, and more. Also includes documents from the Kline Agency, Dr. Howard’s will, and other letters pertaining to the history of Howard publishing. Fully indexed.