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:

Always Comes Evening (Underwood-Miller 1980)

by Robert E. Howard






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Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard.

This original, primary collection of Robert E. Howard’s poetry came into being through the efforts and research of Glenn Lord. This volume contains all of Howard’s major poems from Weird Tales magazine, as well as verse from such obscure publications as The Phantograph, Fanciful Tales and Oriental Stories. Introduction by Glenn Lord.







Robert E. Howard


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





Always Comes Evening
Year : 1977
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st Trade Edition of 2500 copies
Edition : 1st Signed Limited Edition of 206 copies
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 110
Cover art : Keiko Nelson
Illustrations : Keiko Nelson
1977 Trade Edition
Always Comes Evening 1st cover state
1980 Trade Edition
Always Comes Evening 2nd cover state
1977 Signed Limited Edition (Black leather)
Always Comes Evening Signed Limited Edition
Signed Limited Edition insert
The Song of Yar Ali Khan
Other editions: Arkham House
“Parody” (front end paper; print and holographic)
“The Song of Yar Ali Khan” (loose insert in the Signed Limited Edition and in a few trade editions) 
“Introduction” by Glenn Lord
I. Poems from Weird Tales
“Song of a Mad Minstrel”
“The Moor Ghost”
“Dead Man’s Hate”
“The Ride of Falume”
“Desert Dawn”
“The Riders of Babylon”
“Shadows on the Road”
“The Harp of Alfred”
“Moon Mockery”
“A Song out of Midian”
“The Ghost Kings”
“Forbidden Magic”
“The Song of the Bats”
“The King and the Oak”
“The Poets”
“Easter Island”
“Black Chant Imperial”
“An Open Window”
“Lines Written in the Realization”
“The Gates of Nineveh”
“The Hills of Kandahar”
“Which will Scarcely Be Understood”
‘Sonnets out of Bedlam’
“The Soul Eater”
“The Dream and Shadow”
“The Last Hour”
“Haunting Columns”
“The Singer in the Mist”
Verse from the stories
II. Other Poems
“Always Comes Evening”
“Hymn of Hatred”
“Prince and Beggar”
“The Tempter”
“The Road of Azrael”
“A Song of the Don Cossacks”
“To a Woman”
“Solomon Kane’s Homecoming”
“Song at Midnight”
“One Who Comes at Eventide”
“Men of the Shadows”
“Song of the Pict”
“Chant of the White Beard”
“The Gods of Easter Island”
“The Heart of the Sea’s Desire”
‘Voices of the Night’
“Voices Waken Memory”
“Moon Shame”
“Laughter in the Gulfs”
“A Crown for a King”

Contains a First Appearance
Based on the Arkham House Edition.
Adds the poems “Parody,” “A Crown for a King,” and “The Song of Yar Ali Khan
New Introduction by Glenn Lord
Came out in two different dust jackets:
The original in 1977 by Keiko Nelson (a colorful stylized dragon) and a new one in 1980 designed by Mara Murray (black and white with red lettering, skulls piled on skulls).
The skulls dustjacket is a photo from the National Archive of ritually preserved skulls of an ancient sect of monks from the remains of a monestary near Mt. Sinai.
The Signed Limited Edition was limited to only 206 copies bound in full black leather with silver lettering on the spine and signed by the artist with her red-stamped emblem overlaying her signature on a plate laid down to the limitation page. The slip case is covered in black cloth.
“The Song of Yar Ali Khan” came as a loose insert in the Signed Limited Edition and in a few trade editions.
It is reproduced as a parchment replica
 of the original holographic version.  
“Parody” is printed on the front endleaves, in both print and original holographic.
The Signed Limited Edition came with a anti-acidyfying   care information sheet.



Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!