The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Fists of Iron Round 1.

The REH Foundation have made a beautiful four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. 

The First edition is limited to 200 numbered copies, each individually numbered.

Contents

  • vii • Introduction: The Brute Eternal • essay by Chris Gruber [as by Christopher Gruber]
  • 3 • The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux • (2008) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 • Double Cross • [Ace Jessel] • (2003) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Double-Cross 1983)
  • 33 • The Weeping Willow • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 39 • The Right Hook • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 • The Voice of Doom • (1986) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 59 • Crowd Horror • (1929) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Crowd-Horror)
  • 94 • Iron Men • (2005) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 130 • The Mark of a Bloody Hand • (1986) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 138 • They Always Come Back • (1976) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 162 • The Trail of the Snake • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 185 • Kid Lavigne Is Dead • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 186 • “Aw Come On and Fight!” • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 187 • The Cooling of Spike McRue • (1986) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 189 • Fables for Little Folks • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 190 • The Champ • (1990) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 191 • Slugger’s Vow • (1996) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 191 • Untitled (“And Dempsey climbed into the ring…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered…”) 2007)
  • 192 • In the Ring • (1996) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 194 • Untitled (“They matched me up that night…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“They matched me up that night with a bird that was a fright…”) 2007)
  • 195 • Down the Ages • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 197 • John L. Sullivan • (1998) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 199 • Jack Dempsey • (2009) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 200 • Untitled (“We are the duckers of crosses…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“We are the duckers of crosses…”) 2007)
  • 201 • Untitled (“All the crowd…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“All the crowd meek and proud…”) 2007)
  • 202 • When You Were a Set-up and I Was a Ham • (1990) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 207 • The Spirit of Brian Boru • (1990) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 211 • A Man of Peace • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 236 • The Atavist • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 249 • Cupid Vs. Pollux • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 253 • The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux (alternative version) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux 1929)
  • 266 • Untitled fragment (“I had just hung…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 269 • The Ferocious Ape • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 277 • Untitled fragment (“Spike Morissey…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 279 • Untitled fragment (“The tale has always been…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 281 • The Ghost behind the Gloves • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 284 • Lobo Volante • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 285 • Night Encounter • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 298 • The Folly of Conceit • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 315 • Iron Men (first version) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 377 • Dula Due to Be Champion • (1928) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 379 • The Punch • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 382 • Men of Iron • (1976) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 387 • Untitled document (“The round started slow…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 391 • Jeffries Versus Dempsey • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled story (“John L. Sullivan knocked out Ryan…”) 2008)
  • 394 • Misto Dempsey • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 396 • The Funniest Bout • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 397 • The Great Munney Ring • (2003) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 398 • The Sporting Page • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 399 • Munn! Munn! Munn! Munn! Munn! • (2009) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“MUNN! MUNN! …”))
  • 400 • Classification of Champions • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 403 • Ringside Tales • (2009) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 409 • The Lord of the Ring (part 1) • essay by Patrice Louinet
Cover by Thomas Gianni
Thomas Gianni
Year : June 2013
Type: Collection – 4 volume set
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : xxii plus 419
Cover : Tom Gianni
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Patrice Louinet, Christopher Gruber, and Mark Finn
First appearance:
“Iron Men” (first version)
Untitled (“The round started slow . . .)
Untitled fragment (“Spike Morissey…”)
Untitled fragment (“The tale has always been . . .”)
“Lobo Volante” (fragment)
First in a series of four books.
Limited edition of 200 copies

“First Printing” on the copyright page.
Cover artist credited on the rear jacket flap, and cover artwork is signed.
Some of the contents are non-genre, but many of the stories have speculative fiction content.
The Howard material from p. 397 through p. 406 is from 3 issues of Howard’s self-published The Right Hook, of which only one copy is known to exist.

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The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Fists of Iron Round 1.

The REH Foundation have made a beautiful four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. 

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