THE NOTES & COMMONPLACE BOOK EMPLOYED BY THE LATE H. P. LOVECRAFT INCLUDING HIS SUGGESTIONS FOR STORY-WRITING, ANALYSES OF THE WEIRD STORY, AND A LIST OF CERTAIN BASIC UNDERLYING HORRORS, &C., &C., DESIGNED TO STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION. Lakeport, California: The Futile Press, 1938. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-14 [14a]  16-45  [47: blank] [48: errata] [49: blank], original boards with wood-grain pattern. First edition. Limited to 75 numbered copies (this being copy number 29). Perhaps half the edition was bound in boards, the remainder comprise gathered and padded sheets lacking the board casing. Joshi I-A-14-a (this binding not seen). Currey, p. 329. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Rare in this condition due to the method of binding (unsewn signatures were adhered to the board binding with binder's glue). Most extant bound copies of this book have defective spine panels; this copy has a bit of rubbing at ends of spine panel and several small horizontal cracks to same, but spine is intact and sound, and this copy is superior to most others we have seen. In a custom clamshell box. (#108198).
"75 copies of COMMONPLACE BOOK have / been printed by THE FUTILE PRESS in may and / June, 1938. This is copy number __" on copyright page.