Contains a selection of letters by Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft, R.H. Barlow, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith and others plus an illustrated Howard Alphabet.

Contents

  • 4 • Acknowledgments (Runes of Ahrh•Eih•Eche) • essay by uncredited
  • 5 • Introduction (Runes of Ahrh•Eih•Eche) • essay by Jonathan Bacon
  • 6 •  Letter to Harold Preece, received October 20, 1928 (“Salaam: / Your stationery is alright…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 •  Letter to Harold Preece, circa September 1928 (“Salaam: / Glad you enjoyed our reunion…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 8 •  Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked September 18, 1929 (“I don’t remember saying anything…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 9 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, August 1930 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I have long looked forward…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 9 •  Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked November 24, 1930 (“I hope you’ll pardon my negligence in…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1970) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 •  Letter to Wilfed Talman, circa March 1931 (“My Dear Mr. Talman: / I can hardly find words to express…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. February 1931 (“My Dear Mr. Talman: / I can hardly find words to express…”) 2007)
  • 10 •  Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa. May 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m glad you liked…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. April 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m glad you liked ‘Kings of the Night’…”) 2007)
  • 10 •  Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa July 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I should have answered your letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 •  Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m returning herewith your stories…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’m returning herewith your stories…”) 2007)
  • 11 •  Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa October 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to William Blanch Talman, circa September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) 1975)
  • 12 •  Letter to Wilfed Talman, circa March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’ve finally gotten around to answering your letter…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. March 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / I’ve finally gotten around to answering…”) 2007)
  • 13 •  Letter to Wilfred Talman, circa July 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thanks very much for…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. July 1932 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thanks very much for ‘De Halve Maen’…”) 2007)
  • 13 •  Letter to R. H. Barlow, June 1, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Concerning the illustrations…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robet E. Howard to R. H. Barlow, dated June 1, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / Concerning the illustrations you mentioned…”) 1973)
  • 13 •  Letter to R. H. Barlow, June 14, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / If I ever decide to dispose of…”) • [Letters to R. H. Barlow] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to R. H. Barlow, dated June 14, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Barlow: / If I ever decide to dispose of…”) 1973)
  • 14 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I hardly know how to thank you…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa Summer 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I really must apologize for not having…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 •  Letter to Howard Phillips Lovecraft, July 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am sending on to you the enclosed…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to H. P. Lovecraft, July 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I am sending on to you…”) 1971)
  • 15 •  Letter to August Derleth, July 1933 (“Dear August: / Thanks immensely for the opportunity of reading…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 •  Letter to Carl Jacobi, circa Summer 1934 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / Thank you for the kind comments…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Carl Jacobi, ca. Summer 1934 (“Dear Mr. Jacobi: / Thank you for the kind comments you made…”) 1970)
  • 16 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, May 6, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Wright: / I always hate to write a letter like this…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, July 23, 1935 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I’m ashamed of my long delay in answering…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • (1972) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 •  Letter to August Derleth, May 9, 1936 (“Dear August: / I am indeed sorry to learn of the deaths…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 • Untitled poem (“You have built a world of paper and wood…”) • (1964) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Warning (“You have built a world of paper and wood … “))
  • 18 •  Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam: / You’re right; women are great actors…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 •  Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Thanks for the Saint Padraic’s card…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Harold Preece, ca. early April 1930 (“Thanks for the Saint Padraic’s card…”) 2007)
  • 19 •  Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. October 1930 (“Well, Harold, how did you like my story…”) 1989)
  • 20 •  Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Go manee jeea git, / You’re in Kansas, now eh?…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. February 1930 (“Go manee jeea git. / You’re a Kansan now…”) 1989)
  • 21 •  Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam: / I’ve been reading DESTINY BAY…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, ca. September 1929 (“Salaam: / I’ve been reading ‘Destiny Bay’ and…”) 1989)
  • 22 •  Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Torbett and Thurston, June 22, 1936 (“I write you all as you must already…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
  • 22 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, June 21, 1944 (“Dear Mr. E. Hoffmann Price: / Just received the copy of …”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
  • 24 •  Howardian Alphabet • interior artwork by Randall Spurgin
  • 37 • The Ghost of Camp Colorado • (1931) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 •  Runes of Ahrh•Eih•Eche • interior artwork by Randall Spurgin

 

ISFDB Howard Works
Publisher : Stygian Isle Press
Year : 1976
Format : Chapbook
Pages : 38
Cover : Randal Spurgin (front and back)
Illustrations : Randal Spurgin

Notes

Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers include covers.
Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies. Published, edited and signed by Jonathan Bacon.
“1st Edition” on copyright page.
Letters do not have titles, but show author, addressee and date at end.

 

Contains a selection of letters by Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft, R.H. Barlow, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith and others plus an illustrated Howard Alphabet.

Tags: August Derleth / Carl Jacobi / Clark Ashton Smith / Dr. I. M. Howard / Farnsworth Wright / H. P. Lovecraft / Harold Preece / Robert E. Howard