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    August Derleth. H. P. L.: a memoir. New York: Ben Abramson, Publisher, 1945.

    First edition. Octavo. 122 pages. [1, publisher's ad in the rear]. Mounted frontispiece portrait. Index.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust wrapper, with the $2.50 price on the front inner flap. Covers rubbed and noticeably soiled, jacket spine and edges discolored, a few short closed tears to the edges of the jacket, top of jacket spine slightly chipped just touching one letter. Altogether a tight and very good copy.

    August Derleth (February 24, 1909 - July 4, 1971) was H. P. Lovecraft's primary publisher, and this work represents Derleth's first of two biographies on the prolific author.


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