HOWARD, Robert E.
Title THE SOWERS OF THE THUNDER.
Book Condition Near fine.
Jacket Condition Near fine. Jacket
Edition First edition.
Publisher West Kingston, Donald M. Grant, 1973.
Seller ID 307
One of my favorite all-time books! And despite the fairly large print-run of 2509 copies, one that came and went so quickly I could only get one on the secondary market. Illustrated with nearly every one of its 280 pages graced with either an illustration or page-decoration it took Roy Krenkel nearly seven years to finish the book; it became his magnum opus and a book that influenced "Wandering Star" publishers when they went on to publish their lavish edition of SOLOMON KANE, illustrated by Gary Gianni. These stories are four of Howard's "battle" stories, set in the Far East during the Times of the great Khan and originally appeared in ORIENTAL STORIES and MAGIC CARPET magazines. This would be followed six years later by THE ROAD OF AZRAEL that just didn't quite work for me despite the fine paintings. One of about 700 copies either inscribed or signed by the artist at the publisher's request. Noted collector, Eric Carlson's copy inscribed to him by Roy Krenkel.About fine copy (there's always a few snags to the d.j., an inherent problem with the book).