THE FIRE OF ASSHURBANIPAL by Robert E. Howard [along with] THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK by H.P. Lovecraft [in] WEIRD TALES magazine, Vol 28, No 5., December, 1936 issue.

Indianapolis: Popular Fiction Publishing Company. 1936. The First Appearance in Print of both the Lovecraft and the Robert E. Howard stories. Quarto, original colour pictorial wrappers. Single issue of this legendary pulp magazine. Full colour cover illustration by J. Allen St. John. Paper lightly tanned. Bookstore stamp on front cover (visible on white title letters) and upper corner of first leaf). Small edge-tears and creases, one tiny chip to lower corner of front cover, spine with very slight fade (a bright nice orange); a very good, sound copy. Item #311017

¶ Cover artwork by J. Allen St. John for the Robert E. Howard tale. The Lovecraft story, THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK, is a tale in the Cthulhu Mythos cycle of stories. The story is a sequel to "The Shambler from the Stars", by Robert Bloch, it is the tale in which Lovecraft famously kills off the young Bloch, who appears in the story under the name "Robert Blake". The issue also includes "Mother of Serpents" by Bloch, as well as stories by August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Henry Kuttner and others.

Price: $250.00