London: Wandering Star, 1998. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Tall crown octavo, original blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt on spine & front panel, pictorial endpapers, top edges gilt, full colour pictorial wrap-around dust jacket. Issued in a limited edition of 1050 hand-numbered copies signed by the illustrator, this being copy No. 703. Colour frontispiece and three additional full-page colour plates, plus numerous (hundreds) of small vignette black & white illustrations throughout the text. 389 + A22 pp. A fine copy in the cloth slipcase with mounted colour plate and titles; accompanied by the portfolio of Colour Plates, containing six colour plates reproducing artwork from the book (the four within the book, the wrap-around illustrated dust jacket, and the plate mounted on the slipcase). The book originally was accompanied by a cd of some of the poems set to music, this is not present. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase. Item #311262
¶ Collects all of the Solomon Kane stories and poems by Howard, along with an 'Artist's Foreword', 'In Memorium: Robert Ervin Howard' by H.P. Lovecraft, plus three Appendixes: 'A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard' by Rusty Burke; 'Gary Gianni'; and 'Note on the Original Howard text'. Most of the stories originally appeared in WEIRD TALES Magazine, the text has been checked aginst Howard's original typescripts, or when typescripts have been lost or are non-existant the text was checked with the original magazine appearance of the story.