DescriptionH.P. Lovecraft. Beyond the Wall of Sleep with Signed Derleth Letters. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943.
First edition. One of 1,217 copies printed. Octavo. 458 pages.
Publisher's black cloth with gilt spine titles. Light rubbing at head and tail of spine and at corners of boards. Textblock is faintly age toned, but clean, unmarked, and tight in binding. Scarce dust jacket is slightly rubbed at spine head and tail and at corner tips. Overall near fine condition.
The companion novel to The Outsider and Others, this is one of the most difficult Arkham House books to acquire in fine condition. Accompanied by three letters from August Derleth to Clark Ashton Smith, discussing dust jacket art. Also includes a pre-publication announcement card and a subsequent information card, as well as a letter from Derleth verifying an order for copies of Beyond the Wall of Sleep. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.
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