Black Vulmea’s vengeance is a collection of three adventure short stories about pirates by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1976 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,750 copies. The title story first appeared in the magazine Golden Fleece in 1938. This book is based on the Grant 1976 hardcover edition.

“Swords of the Red Brotherhood”, set in a historical framework, is a recognizable variant of “The Black Stranger”, taking place in fictional fantasy world of Conan The Barbarian.

The title story features Terence Vulmea, aka Black Vulmea, who was born a 17th-century Irish peasant, and carried his vendetta with the English oppressors of his country to the waters of the Caribbean. He is one of Robert E. Howard’s lesser known characters; more of his exploits were later added by David C. Smith.

Contents

  • 9 • Swords of the Red Brotherhood • [Terence Vulmea] • (1976) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 •  ”The attack was quick and unexpected.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • 35 •  ”The rest of the pirates were closing in.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • 53 •  ”She saw Villeirs’ ship ripped loose from her moorings.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • 111 • Black Vulmea’s Vengeance • [Terence Vulmea] • (1938) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 134 •  ”The ravine was filled with a milling, eddying mass.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • 153 •  ”In an instant it had him wrapped with coils.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • 177 • The Isle of Pirate’s Doom • non-genre • (1975) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 187 •  ”The other hand held a long ornately-hilted rapier.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe
  • [221] •  ”Down from the roof thundered the great central stone.” • (1976) • interior artwork by Robert James Pailthorpe

Notes

“First Baronet printing, October 1977”; no number line
Cover illustration is credited to Fabian on the back cover, no visible signature
Interior illustrations are credited to Pailthorpe on the title page and listed on page [5], each is captioned

Publisher: Baronet
Year : 1977
Book No. : ISBN-10: 0894370111
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback
Pages : 221
Cover : Stephen Fabian
Illustrations : Robert James Pailthorpe

Source: Wikipedia

Cover art by Stephen E. Fabian

Black Vulmea’s vengeance is a collection of three adventure short stories about pirates by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1976 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,750 copies. The title story first appeared in the magazine Golden Fleece in 1938. This book is based on the Grant 1976 hardcover edition.

Tags: Donald M. Grant / Robert E. Howard / Robert James Pailthorpe / Stephen Fabian / Terence Vulmea