With its premium blue leather binding, a “hubbed” spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking. This is a hysterically expensive version of Pulp-Lit productions book.

Contents

  • iv •  Frontispiece (Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus) • interior artwork by Dennis Lyall
  • xii •  Map: The World in the Age of Conan • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard (variant of Map of the Hyborian Age) [as by uncredited]
  • 2 •  Conan tries to fend off a blinded dragon in a scene from “Red Nails” • (1936) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 3 • Introduction: The Origins of Conan • essay by Finn J. D. John
  • 8 •  Robert E. Howard as he appeared in 1934 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 13 • The Shadow Kingdom • [Kull of Valusia] • (1929) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 36 •  Cover of “Weird Tales”, August 1928 • interior artwork by C. C. Senf (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, August 1928 1928)
  • 37 • Red Shadows • [Solomon Kane] • (1928) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 38 •  ”The Wolf sprang upon him, sheathing his dagger to the hilt in The Rat’s back” • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 48 •  ”Songa crumpled and fell, and the dead man reeled stiffly and fell with him…” • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 57 • Rattle of Bones • [Solomon Kane] • (1929) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 63 • The Hyborian Age • [Conan] • (1938) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 81 • The Phoenix on the Sword • [Conan] • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 99 • The Scarlet Citadel • [Conan] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 124 •  ”…The headless body reared up from the sand, and staggered away in awful flight on stiffening legs, hands blindly outstretched…” • (1931) • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 127 • The Tower of the Elephant • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 144 •  Cover of “Weird Tales”, June 1933 • (1933) • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, June 1933)
  • 145 • Black Colossus • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 171 • The Slithering Shadow • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 195 • The Pool of the Black One • [Conan] • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 215 • Rogues in the House • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 220 •  ”He listened briefly to the clamor inside and the pleas of the wench; then he dropped her with great accuracy into a cesspool.” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 241 • Shadows in the Moonlight • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 264 •  Cover of “Weird Tales”, May 1934 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, May 1934 1934)
  • 265 • Queen of the Black Coast • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 283 •  ”The Cimmerian saw between him and the onrushing death her lithe figure… She cried out sharp and ringing as the ring of steel as she thrust at the winged monster’s breast…” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 286 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, August 1934 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, August 1934 1934)
  • 287 • The Devil in Iron • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 307 •  ”In his dying throes Khosatral Khel had become again the thing that had crawled up from the Abyss millennia gone…” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 310 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, September 1934 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, September 1934 1934)
  • 311 • The People of the Black Circle • [Conan] • (1934) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 314 •  ”Haste, lest you damn me to spend eternity as a filthy gaunt of darkness! Strike, I command you! Strike!” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 338 •  ”Then he too was enveloped in a blinding crimson mist—he heard Yasmina scream…” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 357 •  ”Yasmina cowered on the further edge of a velvet-covered dais, screaming for loathing and horror, an arm lifted as if to ward off attack…” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 366 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, December 1934 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, December 1934 1934)
  • 367 • A Witch Shall Be Born • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 394 •  ”A cloud of arrows sang across the square… and the horror collapsed and rolled down the steps, as dead as the witch who had summoned it out of the night of ages…” • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 397 • Jewels of Gwahlur • [Conan] • (1935) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 427 • Beyond the Black River • [Conan] • (1935) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 441 •  ”A hut wall buckled under the ram-like impact of its flailing tail, disgorging howling people…” • (1935) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 462 •  ”But fierce joy surged through him as his savagely driven sword sank deep in the monster’s groin…” • (1935) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 466 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, November 1935 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, November 1935 1935)
  • 467 • Shadows in Zamboula • [Conan] • (1935) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 488 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, December 1935 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, December 1935 1935)
  • 489 • The Hour of the Dragon • [Conan] • (1977) • novel by Robert E. Howard (variant of Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 490 •  ”The bandages burst and fell into brown dust. The shriveled limbs swelled…” • (1935) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 529 •  ”Over it, floating like a giant mirage, hovered the bearded countenance of the man Xaltotun…” • (1936) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 560 •  ”With a curse the king hewed right and left with his broadsword…” • (1936) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 606 •  ”Hadrathus threw back his head and laughed, ‘Look, black devil of Python!'” • (1936) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 612 •  Cover for “Weird Tales”, July 1936 • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, July 1936 1936)
  • 613 • Red Nails • [Conan] • (1936) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 639 •  ”The woman on the dais spoke loudly, her words triping in her haste. ‘There is no escape from Xuchotl! You will spend the rest of your lives in this city!'” • (1936) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 664 •  ”The red line leaped, searing Conan’s flank as he twisted aside, and even as he shifted he hurled the knife.” • (1936) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay

Notes

Premium blue leather binding, a “hubbed” spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends.
Color frontispiece, other illustrations B&W.
There is a blank page or a copy of a Weird Tales cover facing the first page of each story.

Editor and annotated by Finn J.D. John
Deluxe Edition of a Pulp-Lit Productions publication.

Publisher: Easton Press
Year : 2017
Book No. : Easton Press Item #3371
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover bound in leather (6.75 x 9.75 inches)
Pages : xiii plus 666
Cover : Margareth Brundage
Dennis Lyall (frontispiece)
Illustrations : Original WEIRD TALES covers are reproduced in black & white
Original WEIRD TALES illustrations

With its premium blue leather binding, a “hubbed” spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking. This is a hysterically expensive version of Pulp-Lit productions book.

Tags: C. C. Senf / Conan / Dennis Lyall / Finn J. D. John / Harold S. De Lay / Hugh Rankin / P. Schuyler Miller / Robert E. Howard / Solomon Kane / Vincent Napoli / Weird Tales