Red Blades of Black Cathay


This book has an off-white dust jacket with red lettering and illustration. Jacket has water stains and some edgewear. Book itself is overall a clean, tight copy. This collaboration between Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith is "dashing and romantic, written in the fashion of Harold Lamb," featuring swashbucklers of the Orient. The book contains three stories, including the title story, "Diogenes of Today" and "Eighttoes Makes A Play," the latter two of which were previously unpublished. Includes an introduction by Smith, and black-and-white full-page illustrations by David Karbonik. 125 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Red Blades of Black Cathay
  • Robert E Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith
  • Donald M. Grant, 1971
  • First edition