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    The First Arkham House Book

    H. P. Lovecraft. The Outsider and Others. Arkham House: Sauk City, 1939.

    First edition. 1,200 copies printed. Octavo. 553 pages.

    Black cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Some slight soiling to the edges. The lower portion of the bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper has been removed to eradicate the previous owner's name. Some rubbing to the original dust jacket with light chipping to the extremities. Overall, a very good copy.

    This is the book which launched Arkham House. For this collection, August Derleth and Donald Wandrei selected 35 short stories by Lovecraft, as well as his novella At the Mountains of Madness, and his essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," and commissioned Virgil Finlay to provide the dust jacket illustration.

    Bleiler, p. 127. Curry, p. 324.

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