Archive for the ‘Merchandise’ Category

17
Apr

The Brownwood Connection

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

Just in time for Howard Days, the Robert E. Howard Foundation is proud to present The Brownwood Connection: A Guide for Robert E. Howard Fans.

The Central Texas town of Brownwood has changed a lot since Robert E. Howard’s time, but traces of the 1920s and ’30s can still be found, if you know where to look. The Brownwood Connection not only provides directions to all of the important locations, it also describes Howard’s relationship with the Texas town, from his high school days to his college experiences and beyond. Part biography, part travelogue, this volume explores the remnants of Howard’s home-away-from-home with photos — both modern and period — as well as pictures and scans of pertinent documents: college catalogues, yearbooks, report cards, maps and more. Every detail of Howard’s life in Brownwood is explored, from his trips to Stone’s Ranch to his relationships with his Brownwood friends. Also included are letters written to Howard from his mother, a section on Novalyne Price, items from the Cross Plains Review, and more.

And if that wasn’t enough, The Brownwood Connection also contains the most in-depth look at Howard’s experiences with the railroad ever published. Every known train ride is analyzed, including his trip on the long defunct Brownwood North & South line. This section also includes photos and scans of schedules, depots, and other pertinent data. A small preview of The Brownwood Connection is available at the Lulu Press web page.

The Brownwood Connection is a 107 page (plus viii) paperback with black and white interior and divided into three sections: “Robert E. Howard in Brownwood,” by Rob Roehm; “Robert E. Howard Rides the Rails,” by Rob’s father and partner in crime, Bob Roehm; and four appendices: “Novalyne Price,” “Documents,” “Cross Plains Review,” and “GPS Coordinates.”

Ordering Information

Non-members can purchase the book at our Lulu store for $20.00; Lulu’s shipping prices in the U.S. are $4.00 for Media Mail and $9.00 for Priority; other options, including foreign shipping, are available at checkout. Membership information is here.

Foundation members will want to take advantage of their discount by sending $18, plus $4.00 for Media Mail or $9.00 for Priority ($5.00 or $11.00 for European shipping) to paypal@rehfpress.com; or pay via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.

Please write “Brownwood Connection” on the memo section of your check or paypal payment.

27
Feb

Inventory & Update

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

After a flurry of sales, I figured it was time to give an inventory report.

Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works – The first printing is sold out; however, we have ordered a second printing of 50 copies. These should arrive at REH Central in late March. We are accepting pre-orders. Use the information here to place your order.

The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard – At the time of this writing, there are three copies left. Please email info@rehfoundation.org before sending payment as we may sell out at any moment.

The Early Adventures of El Borak – Of the 150 copies that will soon be available, 28 are still homeless. Pre-order information here.

A Rhyme of Salem Town, all three volumes of The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, and The Last of the Trunk are all still available, with more than 30 copies of each.

12
Feb

Pre-Order The Early Adventures of El Borak

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

Now that everyone has had a chance to purchase the Del Rey volume El Borak and Other Desert Adventures, it’s time to complete the El Borak series by reading how it all began. The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Early Adventures of El Borak. This volume contains those hard-to-find stories from the Cryptic publications of the 1980s, as well as several other related items, including the first publication of a synopsis for “Blood of the Gods.” The vast majority of the pieces in this collection are fragments and juvenilia.

This volume checks in at 350 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 150 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design and painting by Jim & Ruth Keegan; introduction by David Hardy; and edited by Rob Roehm. The book is expected to ship by the end of March.

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Price

The Early Adventures of El Borak is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping (rates updated as of 10/14/09)

Shipping options are

Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $23
Australia via Global Priority, $33
Europe via Global Priority, $33

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents

Introduction: The Making of El Borak
      by David Hardy

The Coming of El Borak

The Iron Terror
Untitled, “Gordon, the American”
The Coming of El Borak
Khoda Khan’s Tale
El Borak
Untitled, “I emptied my revolver”
The Land of Mystery
The Shunned Castle
The White Jade Ring
A Power Among the Islands
North of Khyber
Intrigue in Kurdistan

Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman

The Sword of Lal Singh (poem)
The Tale of the Rajah’s Ring
The Further Adventures of Lal Singh 
Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman

The Adventures of Yar Ali Khan

The Song of Yar Ali Khan (poem)
The Lion Gate 
Untitled, “When Yar Ali Khan crept” 
Untitled, “Two men were standing”
Untitled Poem, “Now bright, now red”

Steve Allison: The Sonora Kid

The Sonora Kid—Cowhand
The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand
Red Curls and Bobbed Hair
Untitled, “Madge Meraldson” 
Untitled, “The Hades Saloon” 
Untitled, “A blazing sun”
Untitled, “The way it came about”
Untitled, “The hot Arizona sun”
Untitled, “Steve Allison”
Brotherly Advice
Desert Rendezvous
The West Tower

Miscellanea

Under the Great Tiger 
      by Robert E. Howard & Tevis Clyde Smith
Untitled, “A Cossack and a Turk”
Spears of the East
Untitled, “. . . that is, the artistry”
Untitled, “Thure Khan gazed out”
Synopsis: “Blood of the Gods”
Map for “Blood of the Gods”
Map of unidentified El Borak Story
“Thoughts of an Afghan on a Raid” – drawing
“Where East and West shall meet” – drawing
Two Sketches found on the back of typescript pages
List of Middle Eastern Rulers – typescript
List of names found in El Borak stories – manuscript

27
Nov

Just in Time for the Holidays (Hopefully)

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

Drawings blogThe Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce The Collected Drawings of Robert E. Howard. This slim, 42-page volume collects all of the known artwork by our favorite Texan. All of the comics and doodles from his letters and all of the Hyborian Age maps have been collected, but that’s not all. Many previously unpublished maps for stories like “Blood of the Gods” and “Wild Water” have been cleaned up and are presented here for the first time. Also, a fantastic discovery was made in Texas last year: Robert E. Howard’s high school text book. On each of the blank pages within that book, a young Howard doodled characters from his favorite stories in Adventure magazine, 11 characters in all. There was also a loose sheet of paper folded in the book with additional drawings. All are collected here. Order today and, depending on which shipping option is chosen, it might just show up in time for Christmas.

The Collected Drawings is an 8.5 x 11, perfect-bound paperback with an introduction by Bill Cavalier. Prepared for publication by yours truly.

 Price

The Collected Drawings of Robert E. Howard is $15. Foundation Members receive a discount and pay only $12. Non-members can click here for ordering information or here to find out about membership.

 Shipping Rates

Orders will be shipped direct from the printer, lulu.com. As a print on demand printer, the printing process must precede the shipping of any products. For this paperback product, the process takes 3-5 days. Their shipping costs are below:

U.S. Shipping
Mail (5-15 business days) $4.00
Ground (2-5 business days) $9.00
Expedited (2 business days) $17.00

Outside the U.S.
Mail (5-12 business days) $7.00
Priority Mail (3-7 business days) $11.50
Express (2-6 business days) $20.00

Ordering

Members should figure out their total with shipping and send payment to paypal@rehfpress.com; or pay via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Please include a note on all payments regarding what is being purchased.

Non-members should order direct from our Lulu storefront.

9
Nov

Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

Sentiment-covera

UPDATE: Second printing, now available.

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works. This volume is the Howard collector’s dream, containing those hard-to-find stories from various small press publications from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. No longer will readers have to seek out copies of Pay Day, Lurid Confessions #1, or The Dark Man #2; all of the Howard content in those volumes, and many more, is included here.

Also included are many items seldom seen by collectors. “The Rivals” makes its first appearance outside of a Foundation Newsletter; all three issues of Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook, are presented in their entirety; and many other hard-to-find pieces have finally found a home in Sentiment. For most of these items, this is their first publication in book form. Many of the pieces in this collection are juvenilia.

This massive volume, close to 600 pages, will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 100 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design by Jim Keegan; edited by Rob Roehm.

Price

Sentiment is $53 for REHF Members, $59 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping (rates updated as of 10/14/09)

Shipping options are

Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $33
Australia via Global Priority, $46
Europe via Global Priority, $46

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

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Contents

Introduction by Mark Finn

Adventure Tales

Wild Water
Tallyho!
Shackled Mitts
Wolves—And a Sword
Untitled (“. . . that is, the artistry . . .”)
Untitled (“Franey was a fool.”)
The Fear-Master
The Drifter
The Land of Forgotten Ages
Untitled (“Trail led through dense jungle.”)
Untitled (“The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day. . .”)
Eighttoes Makes a Play
Alternate ending
Untitled (“Who I am it matters little.”)

The Adventures of Steve Bender

Bill Smalley and the Power of the Human Eye
Over the Rockies in a Ford
The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch
A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman
Westward, Ho!
Friends
Untitled (William Aloysius McGraw’s father. . .”)
The Wild Man
A Fishing Trip
The Ghost with the Silk Hat
The Hand of Obeah
Untitled (Maybe it don’t seem like anything . . .”)

Detective Parodies

Unhand Me, Villain!
Aha! Or the Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace
Halt! Who Goes There?
The Sappious Few Menchew
The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu
The Case of the College Toilet
Untitled (“Hatrack!”)
The Werewolf Murder Case
The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery
The Toy Rattle Murder Case

Humor

Cupid Vs. Pollux
Thoroughbreds
The Heathen
The Ghosts of Jacksonville
Mr. Dowser Buys a Car
The Influence of the Movies
The Sheik
The Ideal Girl
A Unique Hat
Untitled (“A man,” said my friend . . .”)
A Man and a Brother
West Is West
The Weaker Sex
What the Deuce?
The Mutiny of the Hellroarer
The Roving Boys on a Sandburg
Wolfsdung
The Bore of the Cowed
The Dook of Stork
The Rump of Swift
King Bahthur’s Court
King Hootus
Untitled (“Tumba Hooey. . .”)
Where Strange Gods Squall
A Glass of Vodka
The Post of the Sappy Skipper
After the Game
Sleeping Beauty
Untitled (“. . . the honor of Beffum”)
Weekly Short Story
The Thessalians
Ye College Days
The Reformation: A Dream

Confessionals & Other Contemporary Fiction

A Matter of Age
The Curse of Greed
The Stones of Destiny
The Grove of Lovers
Revenge
The Rivals
Midnight
A South Sea Storm
The Sophisticate
The Voice of the Mob
A Horror in the Night
Pigskin Scholar
Diogenes of Today
The Devil in His Brain
The Loser
The Female of the Species
The Splendid Brute
The Nut’s Shell
Pay Day
A Touch of Color
The Block
Nerve
Ten Minutes on a Street Corner
Untitled (“Yessuh”)

Commentary on the World

The Beast From the Abyss
With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles
The Ghost of Camp Colorado
The Hashish Land
In His Own Image
The Sword
Jazz Music
Musings
The Question of the East
What the Nation Owes to the South
More Evidences of the Innate Divinity of Man
Sentiment
Surrender—Your Money or Your Vice
Them
Something About Eve
The Vicar of Wakefield
Circus Charade
Man
Legend

The Right Hook

Volume 1, Number 1
 Editorial; Twentieth Century Slave Trade; The Great Munney Ring; Bookmen and Books; Sisters; Sporting Page; Puritans; Vengeance of a Woman; Sordid Sayings of a Simple Sap; L’Envoi (“Live like a wolf then”)

Volume 1, Number 2
 Untitled Poem (“Ho, merry bark”); Untitled Wrestling Article (“Munn!”); Le Gentil Homme le Diable; John L. Sullivan (verse); Untitled Boxing Article (“On May 29”); Famous Sayings, by Truett Vinson; Note about Tevis Clyde Smith; Untitled Poem (“And Bill, he looked at me”); What Is Love? (verse); Jack Dempsey (verse); A Pirut Story [sic.]; Rope (verse), by Herbert C. Klatt; L’Envoi (“Harlots and choir girls”)

Volume 1, Number 3
 Untitled Poem (“This is a young world”); Untitled (“My name is San Culotte”); My Sentiments, Set to Jazz (verse);
Untitled Article (“I progress slowly in my classification of champions.”); Ringside Tales (two untitled stories: “Marks
was a giant,” and “Science will always beat brute strength.”); Untitled Article (“I like John L. Sullivan.”); Editorial;
L’Envoi (“Twilight striding o’er the mountain”)

11
Oct

REH Postcards

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The REH Foundation is proud to present a new series of REH postcards. The four cards in the series have full-sized, hi-res reproductions of real photos of REH on the front. The back is set up to use as a true postcard, and includes whatever quote from REH may have appeared on the original photo. A second smaller photo also appears on the back.These cards are 4X6 inches, and of an appropriately heavy white stock. The front photos on the four cards include:

Beachcomber’s Argument

REH at Fort McKavett

 

REH Under a Banana Tree                REH Drinking Beer

These cards are 50c each, with a minimum purchase quantity of four. They can be mixed or matched as you please. US shipping costs are included in the price. Cards are shipped first class in an oversized envelope. Please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org for pricing of shipping to destinations outside the US, or if US shipping by other than first class is desired. Payment can be either by check mailed to REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025, or via paypal to paypal@rehfpress.com. 

And a special thanks to Leo Grin for the hi-resolution scans used to make the cards.

21
Jun

Poetry Slam t-shirts available!

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The official 2007 REH Poetry Slam T-shirts were created and printed before the scheduled date. When the Poetry Slam was canceled due to inclement weather and the venue shut down, the REHFoundation decided to make these one-of-a-kind shirts available to REH fans.These T-shirts are high quality Hanes Authentic products, soft 100% cotton and light brown in color. They feature artwork by Indiana Bill Cavalier, based on a rather famous drawing of REH singing. These shirts also display the REHF logo, the very first item ever produced for sale by the Foundation. A true collector’s item!

The shirts are $20 each, plus $6 USPS Priority or $4 first class shipping to any location in the USA. Outside the USA, please contact us for shipping costs. Sizes currently available are L, XL, and XXL. Prior to ordering, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to confirm we still have the size you want. 

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfoundation.org, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).

Only 27 of these unique T-shirts were made. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis so if you are interested in this rare item, contact the REHFoundation and place your order NOW!

Thanks for your continuing support.