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    Two Arkham House First Editions, including: H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth. The Survivor and Others. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers, 1957. First edition. Octavo. 161 pages. Black boards with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket in cream and fuchsia designed by Ronald Clyne. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, slight sunning to the jacket spine, a few discolored spots on the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. After H. P. Lovecraft's death, August Derleth was inspired by some of the late author's notes. This collection includes those fantasy and horror stories inspired by Lovecraft's notes. The stories included are: The Survivor, Wentworth's Day, The Peabody Heritage, The Gable Window, The Ancestor, The Shadow Out of Space, and The Lamp of Alhazred. [and:] August Derleth, editor. Dark Things. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers, 1971. First edition. Octavo. vii, 330 pages. Publisher's black boards with the spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket illustrated in blue, cream, and black by Herb Arnold and displays a large black and white photograph of the author on the back cover taken by Ronald Rich. Light gray coated endpapers. Very minor sunning to the jacket spine. Altogether a near fine copy. This work, a collection of previously unpublished weird fiction, represents Derleth's fourth and final anthology published by Arkham House. Of particular note is the inclusion of the first appearance in book form in the United States of the author Basil Copper with his works The House by the Tarn and The Knocker at the Portico. August Derleth founded Arkham House with Donald Wandrei in 1939 for the particular purpose of publishing weird fiction, particularly by those authors inspired by H. P. Lovecraft.

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