Three tales of El Borak collected with illustrations by Michael William Kaluta. First out is ‘The Daughter of Erlik Khan’ which was originally published in the December 1934 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch. The second story presented here is ‘The Lost Valley of Iskander’, and was not published within Howard’s lifetime, the first publication was in this Collector’s Editions hardcover book. Its original title was ‘Swords of the Hills’. The last story here is ‘Hawk of the Hills’. It was originally published in the June 1935 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch

Contents

  • xi • Introduction (The Lost Valley of Iskander) • essay by Darrell C. Richardson
  • 3 • The Daughter of Erlik Khan • [El Borak] • (1934) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Yolgan • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 33 •  Through Wild Gorges • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  •  Yasmeena • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 55 •  The Slant-Eyed Man • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 86 • The Lost Valley of Iskander • [El Borak] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 89 •  Attalus • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 113 •  In this open space crouched a vulture-like figure • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  •  Ptolemy the King of Attalus • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 121 •  They fought as men have fought a thousand years ago • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 126 • Hawk of the Hills • [El Borak] • (1935) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  •  Geoffrey Willoughby and Francis Xavier Gordon • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 163 •  He crouched above his victim, listening • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
  • 167 •  Akbar’s Castle • interior artwork by Michael Kaluta [as by Michael Wm. Kaluta]
Publisher : FAX Collector’s Editions
Year : 1974
Book No.: 0-913960-07-1
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 208
Cover : Michael William Kaluta
Illustrations : Michael William Kaluta

Notes

Eight full-page B&W and three full-page color illustrations (on unnumbered pages) shown in the contents. Each color plate is fronted with a loose sheet of tissue paper.
Also B&W story and chapter heading illustrations and illustrations on the half-title page, the title page, the contents page, the illustration contents pages, the start of the Introduction, and at the end of some chapters.
Pictorial endpapers, front and rear different.

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Three tales of El Borak collected with illustrations by Michael William Kaluta. First out is ‘The Daughter of Erlik Khan’ which was originally published in the December 1934 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch. The second story presented here is ‘The Lost Valley of Iskander’, and was not published within Howard’s lifetime, the first publication was in this Collector’s Editions hardcover book. Its original title was ‘Swords of the Hills’. The last story here is ‘Hawk of the Hills’. It was originally published in the June 1935 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch

Tags: Darrell C. Richardson / El Borak / Michael William Kaluta / Robert E. Howard