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    Eight Lovecraft Contributions

    [H. P. Lovecraft, contributor]. Collection of Eight Magazine Issues with Lovecraft Contributions. Various publishers, 1917-1956. First editions. Eight octavo volumes. Original bindings. Contains "Ode for July Fourth, 1917," "President's Message," "Monody on the Late King Alcohol," "My Favorite Character," "The Return," "The Wood" and "The Crawling Chaos" as well as an article by Thomas Ollive Mabbott mentioning Lovecraft. Generally good or better.

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    The United Amateur. July 1917 (volume 16, number 9). Edited by H. P. Lovecraft. Georgetown, Illinois: United Amateur Press Association, July 1917 (volume 16, number 9). Octavo, single issue, printed self wrappers, stapled. The first issue of The United Amateur edited by Lovecraft. Includes "Ode for July Fourth, 1917" by H. P. Lovecraft, the first printing of this poem, "Little Journeys to the Homes of Prominent Amateurs: V, Eleanor J. Barnhart," an article by Lovecraft writing as "El Imparcial," "Editorially" (unsigned), and "Department of Public Criticism," the thirteenth of the eighteen columns Lovecraft contributed to The United Amateur between November 1914 and May 1919. Joshi I-B-iii-122 and I-B-ii-120. Worn and frayed at edges, first leaf stained, a good copy.

    The United Amateur. September 1917 (volume 17, number 1). Edited by Verna McGeoch. Greenwich, N. Y.: United Amateur Press Association, September 1917 (volume 17, number 1). Octavo, single issue, printed self wrappers, stapled. Includes "President's Message" by H. P. Lovecraft. This issue includes the official report of the twenty-first convention of the United Amateur Press Association at which Lovecraft was elected president. Joshi I-B-ii-215. Verso of first leaf tanned, faint vertical mailing crease, a very good copy.

    The Tryout. May 1919 (volume 5, number 5). Edited by C. W. Smith. Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, May 1919 (volume 5, number 5). Small octavo, single issue, printed wrappers, sewn. Includes "Monody on the Late King Alcohol" by H. P. Lovecraft writing as "Lewis Theobald, Jun." The first publication of this poem. Joshi I-B-iii-107. A near fine copy.

    The Brooklynite. January 1926 (volume 16, number 1). Edited by Hazel Pratt Adams. Plainfield, N.J.: The Blue Pencil Club of Brooklyn, January 1926 (volume 16, number 1). Octavo, single issue, single sheet, folded to make four pages. Includes "My Favorite Character" by H. P. Lovecraft. The first printing of this poem. Joshi I-B-iii-110. A fine copy.

    The Tryout. December 1926 (volume 11, number 1). Edited by C. W. Smith. Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, December 1926 (volume 11, number 1). Small octavo, single issue, self wrappers, sewn. Includes "The Return" by H. P. Lovecraft. The first printing of this poem. Joshi I-B-iii-158. Several tiny creases to lower corner tips, else a fine copy.

    The Planeteer [combined with Tesseract]. September 1936 (volume 2, number 1). Edited by James Blish. N. p. [East Orange, N.J.]: James Blish and William Miller, Jr. September 1936 (volume 2, number 1). Small octavo, single issue, letterpress, loose sheets. An elusive amateur magazine of the 1930s. Includes "The Wood," a poem by H. P. Lovecraft which appears here for the second time in a magazine (it appeared earlier in The Tryout, January 1927). The incomplete final issue edited by Blish, consisting here of two sheets printing pages [3]-10 (the Lovecraft poem is printed in its entirety on pages 5 and 6). This issue also begins the Blish story "Death's Crystal Towers," which cuts off mid-sentence on page 10. According to Moskowitz, "Blish never did mail out the unfinished number of The Planeteer" and Moskowitz "on a visit to Blish's home in 1937, salvaged most of the remaining pages and assembled some two dozen copies, which he sold at ten cents apiece." This copy does not have the full compliment of surviving pages. Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index (1965), pp. 84. Moskowitz, The Immortal Storm, pp. 47; 66. Joshi I-B-iii-214. A fine copy.

    Tesseract. May 1937 (volume 2, number 5). Edited by C. Hamilton Bloomer, Jr. San Francisco: Science Fiction Advancement Association, May 1937 (volume 2, number 5). Large octavo, single issue, mimeographed, self wrappers, stapled. Includes part two of a reprint of "The Crawling Chaos" by H. P. Lovecraft and Winifred V. Jackson, first published in The United Co-Operative, April 1921 as by "Elizabeth Berkeley and Lewis Theobald, Jun." Also "Comparisons in Science Fiction," an article by Edward E. Smith, "Atlantis," a poem by Clark Ashton Smith reprinted from The Star-Treader and Other Poems (1912), and other material. "Tesseract proved to be the biggest feather in the SFAA's cap. In excellence and general interest the club organ surpassed almost every similar publication then extant. It was far superior to The International Observer and The Science Fiction Critic and virtually the only magazines that ranked above it were the fine printed journals." - Moskowitz, The Immortal Storm, pp. 63-8. Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index, p. 121. Joshi I-B-iv-a-25. Front wrapper torn and chipped, pulp paper age-darkened, a good copy. Quite scarce.

    The Explicator. November 1956 (volume 15, number 2). Edited by J. Edwin Whitesell and Others. Columbia, S. C.: University of South Carolina, November 1956 (volume 15, number 2). Octavo, single issue, printed light blue wrappers, stapled. Includes "Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher,'" an article by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, which mentions H. P. Lovecraft. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Mabbott to Lovecraft collector Jack Grill dated 6 February 1957 on front wrapper. Owings and Binkin, A Catalog of Lovecraftiana 23. A near fine copy.

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