REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #15 from 2011. Contains ‘Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra’ by Howard, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle. Also the poem ‘Miser’s Gold’. An portfolio of Howard’s heroes of the historicals by Nathan Furman and several articles.
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #16 from 2012. Contains ‘The Diablos Trails’ by Howard, illustrated by Jim Ordolis. Also included is ‘Miss High-Hat’ by Howard, illustrated by David Burton. Lots of articles and illustrations.
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 from 2014. Contains ‘The Stones of Destiny’ by Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman. Portfolio of Howard’s Heroes of the Desert by Bob Covington. Also ‘Earnest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard, and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists’ by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier and much more.
Howard’s items are facsimile copies of typescripts, except for the First appearance:
Untitled draft (“The Haunted Mountain”)
Undated letter (unfinished, unsent)
“Baal” (Complete version)postcard.
“The Lion of Tiberias” fragment contains the initial pages of Howard’s first submission to Oriental Stories, which he later rewrote at the behest of Farnsworth Wright in the letter on p. 4.
Cover is a photo of Robert E. Howard from the papers of August Derleth. It also appeared in the 1944 Arkham House collection Marginalia by H. P. Lovecraft.
The back cover drawing is from the back of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa July 1928 (“Salaam: A Warning to Orthodoxy…”). It also appears in The Howard Collector #19.
“Old Man Jacobson” is a fragment, never before published.
Howard stories and poems, except of “What I Did in Vacation”, are facsimiles of typescripts. “What I Did in Vacation” is a facsimile of a hand-written school report.
Cover is a photo of Leroy and Faustine Butler with REH.
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