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    H. P. Lovecraft's First Collected Work, in the Scarce Original Dust Jacket

    H. P. Lovecraft. The Outsider and Others. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1939.

    First edition of this rarity (only 1,200 copies printed), the first book published by Arkham House. Octavo. xiv, [558] pages.

    Publisher's full black cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, price-clipped dust jacket designed by Virgil Finlay. Some wear and light chipping to jacket spine and corners, edges rubbed, four small pieces of tape on verso of jacket, with corresponding tape residue on pastedowns. Mild rubbing to cloth spine. Very good.

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is one of the most important fantasy and horror writers, whose profound influence is still felt today. He is perhaps most famous for his "Cthulhu Mythos" books, in which he created his own cosmology with good gods battling evil gods, with humanity caught in the middle. Lovecraft suffered from chronic nightmares, most of which fueled his horror fiction. Many of today's leading authors (Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore, to name but a few) cite Lovecraft as one of their primary inspirations.

    Barron, Horror Literature 3-132. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1040.


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