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:

Echoes from an Iron Harp  (1972) Donald M. Grant

by Robert E. Howard





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Echoes from an Iron Harp
Donald M. Grant
Year : 1972
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket  (6.25 x 9.4 inches)
Pages : 109
Cover art : Alicia Austin  
Illustrations : Alicia Austin  
   Echoes from an Iron Harp

Other editions: none
“Introduction” by Glenn Lord 
“Age Comes to Rabelais” 
“But the Hills ere Ancient Then”
“A Dawn in Flanders”
“The Day That I Die”
“Dreams of Nineveh”
“The Dust Dance”
“The Dweller in the Dark Valley”
“Fables For Little Folk”
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or”
“John Ringold”
“Kid Lavigne is Dead”
“The Kissing of Sal Snooboo”
“A Lady’s Chamber” 
“The Last Day”
“Lost Altars” 
“A Moment”
“Moonlight on a Skull” 
“Not Only in Death They Die”
“Private Magrath of the A.E.F.”
“Reuben’s Brethren” 
“Roundelay of the Roughneck” 
“The Sands of Time”
“The Sea”
“The Skull in the Clouds”
“Skulls and Dust” 
“Skulls over Judah” 
“A Song of Defeat”
“The Song of Horsa’s Galley”
“A Song of the Legions”
“A Song for Men That Laugh”
“A Sonnet of Good Cheer”
“Sonora to Del Rio”
“Thor’s Son” 
“To Certain Orthodox Brethren”
“A Vision” 
“A Warning” 
“Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna”
“Who Is Grandpa Theobold?”
“The Years Are as a Knife”
“The Black Stone” 
“The Blood of Belshazzar” 
“Death’s Black Riders”
“The Fearsome Touch of Death”
“The Grey God Passes” 
Untitled (“The war was like…”) 
“The Hour of the Dragon” 
“Kelly the Conjure-man”
“The Lion of Tiberias”
“Something About Eve”
“The Sowers of the Thunder”
“The Thing on the Roof” 
Ten full page black and white illustrations.
One full page full color illustration.


Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!





Echoes from an Iron Harp is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard with illustrations by Alicia Austin. It was published in 1972 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,079 copies. Two of the poems previously appeared in Fire and Sleet and Candlelight, edited by August Derleth.





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.


Info from Wikipedia