Steel Swords & Iron Harps
The Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year :
Christmas 2018 (Mailed to members December 2018)
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Chapbook  (8.5 x 11 inches, saddle stapled)
Pages : 24  
Cover art : Bill Cavalier
Illustrations : None
       Steel Swords & Iron Harps  
Other editions:

"The One Black Stain" (poem, first draft, untitled)
"The One Black Stain" (poem, second draft)
"The One Black Stain" (poem, final draft)
Untitled ("The stars beat up . . .")
"The Mate of the Sea" (poem, early untitled draft)
"The Mate of the Sea" (poem, later titled draft)
"Black Mass" (poem, titled final draft)
"Black Mass" (poem, 1st published version, no draft)
"The Tower of Zukala" (poem, titled final draft)
"The Tower of Zukala" (poem, 1st published version, no draft)
Notes on the Texts

A sampling of early poetry drafts.
All of the poems come from Howard's original typescripts and carbons with the following exceptions:
"Black Mass", first published version, is from STARTLING MYSTERY STORIES, Fall 1967.
"The Tower of Zukala", first published version, is from Glenn Lord's provided retype, as used in A RHYME OF SALEM TOWN AND OTHER POEMS, REH Foundation, 2007.

Not available for individual sale.
Prepared as a gift for Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation.