By: Smith, Arthur D. Howden
Centaur Press: NY.: 1974.
Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Seller ID: 29681
Binding: Paperback original.
Condition: Fine (unread) copy.
Collection of historical/fantasy linked stories first published in the pulp magazines. David Ireland cover art.
''US writer (1887-1945) of adventure stories for the pulp magazines. His fantastic series, beginning with (''The Forging'' 1926 Adventure), involved the Gray Maiden, a blood-loving sword forged during the reign of the Pharaoh Thutmose III and quenched in the blood of one he loves and one he hates. The stories have weak characterizations but are thoroughly researched and conclude with copious bloodshed; six were collected in Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword through the Ages (... View More...