Originally Posted by Connavar
Virtually unknown is a bit harsh for a guy that has won awards for his history biography books that he has in libraries even over here and his adventure books must sell because they keep reprinting him.
He is big in fantasy,adventure pulp readers circles, people that read REH,ERB etc.
Well he's certainly a significant figure in that sub Genre but I think you'll find that he is indeed not particularly well known outside of those fans who specialise or take a strong interest in this area.
I suspect if you were to take a straw poll amongst members here, that most would not have heard of this author and certainly few I am aware of have read anything by him. Not a criticism, just a belief I hold.
I think you'll also find that as far as publications of Lamb's adventure tales are concerned, since his death in the early 1960s, these have been few and far between and that it's only been a resurgence in the past 4-5 years
that has seen his stories come back into print. The main small press publisher appears to be the excellent Bison Books, who are not a mainstream publisher and therefore as per my previous comment, I think you'll find these publications are not likely to appear en masse in most bookstores.