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:

REH: A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard

by by Rusty Burke





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For many years Rusty Burke has been considered the leading figure in Howard scholarship. A champion for Howard purists, Rusty successfully led the battle to publish the authoritative texts and served as the series editor for the Wandering Star/Del Rey editions of Howard’s works.

In 1986, Rusty was one of the attendees of the first Robert E. Howard Days, helping to found this great tradition. In 1991 he established the The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Studies, which remains today the leading academic journal in the field. He has authored numerous articles, essays, and book introductions for many publications and periodicals. He has been honored with several Cimmerian awards and REH Foundation awards and in 2006 he was inducted into the Black Circle, the highest honor in Howard fandom, given for lifetime achievement.




A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard
Cross Plains Comics
Year : July 1999
Book No. : ISBN-10: 1928909019
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback  (8.5 x  11 inches)
Pages : 64
Cover art : Rafael Kayanan
Illustrations : Various – See Notes
     A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard

Other editions: None
“The Reluctant Howardophile” by Roy Thomas 
“A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard” by Rusty Burke 
Edited by Richard Ashford
Designed and colored by Rafael Kayanan
Illustrations by Neal Adams, John Bolton, John Buscema, Howard Chaykin, Tim Conrad, Richard Corben, Gene Day, Phillippe Diederich, Michael Golden, Kelly Jones, Michael William Kaluta, Gil Kane, Rafael Kayanan, Roy G. Krenkel,  Mike Mignola, Rudy Nebres, Alex Nino, Mike Ploog, Sandy Plunkett, Tim Sale, John Severin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Barry Windsor Smith, Boris Valejo, Michael Whelan, and Bernie Wrightson.



Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!