I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this copy at my local used book store! Yes a REH collector must have sold their collection and I have been trying to get as much of it as I can.

More REH to add to my collection!

Very happy to find this treasure!

Today we have:

Red Blades of Black Cathay  (1971) Donald M. Grant

by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith





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Red Blades of Black Cathay
Donald M. Grant
Year : 1971
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket  (5 x 6.5 inches)
Pages : 125
Cover art : David Karbonik
Illustrations : David Karbonik
   Red Blades of Black Cathay

Other editions: None
Red Blades of Black Cathay”  
“Diogenes of Today
“Eighttoes Makes a Play” 
By Robert E. Howard & Tevis Clyde Smith
Four interior full page black & white illustrations.
Comes in two different colored covers:
bright red and carmine, a much darker red.




Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!






Red Blades of Black Cathay is a collection of Fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith.

The title story originally appeared in the magazine Oriental Stories.





Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.


Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr. (1908–1984) was an American historian, fantasy writer, poet and amateur publisher, best known for his association with Robert E. Howard. Most of his writing appeared as by Tevis Clyde Smith; he also wrote as T. C. Smith, Jr., and under his full name, Tevis Clyde Smith, Jr. He lived in BrownwoodBrown CountyTexas.


Info from Wikipedia