13 previously unpublished poems collected for the first time, with the exception of Empire, of which a shorter version appeared in Weird Tales September 1930, under the title ‘Black Chant Imperial’. It is identical to  lines 1-4, 9-12, 21-32, 37-40 of ‘Empire’. Se every instance of the poem on Howard Works.

Contents

  • [3] • Empire: A Song for All Exiles • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [5] • A Legend of Faring Town • [Faring Town] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [6] • Echoes from an Anvil • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [8] • The Night Winds • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [10] • Men Build Them Houses • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [13] • Viking’s Trail • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [14] • Swamp Murder • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [15] • Alien • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [16] • Singing Hemp • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [17] • The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [18] • To a Friend • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [19] • Revolt Pagan • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • [20] • To All the Lords of Commerce • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of To All Lords of Commerce 2009)

Notes

Saddle stapled, wraps, jacket. Pages not numbered.
263 copies, 20 of which had color covers.

Heavy card cover with dust jacket.
Co-published with Dale Brown.
20 copies of this true edition had a color dustjacket (see right column).
On the color dustjacket, the colored circle is actually glued on to the jacket itself, both on the front and back.
Hamilton did a sample mock-up version in 1974 that consisted of 50 copies and contained poems from the Roy Squires chapbooks instead of the poems used in the true edition. The mock-up featured a color dustjacket whereas the actual release has a black & white wrapper.

Content of this publication is different from a publication of the same name published a year earlier.

Publisher : George Hamilton
Year : September 1975
Format : Chapbook  (saddle stapled with dust jacket)
Pages : 24 including covers
Cover : D. J. Kirwan
Illustrations : D. J. Kirwan
The rare color version
ISFDB Howard Works

 

13 previously unpublished poems collected for the first time, with the exception of Empire, of which supposedly a shorter version appeared in Weird Tales.

Tags: D. J. Kirwan / Robert E. Howard