THE. November 1925 . TRYOUT, C. W. Smith, number 6 volume 10.

Plaistow, N. H. C. W. Smith, November 1925 (volume 10, number 6). Small octavo, single issue, folded sheets. Includes the first printing of "In the Vault," by H. P. Lovecraft, a macabre story of supernatural vengeance, based on a plot idea by C. W. Smith. It was submitted to WEIRD TALES editor Farnsworth Wright in 1925, but was rejected in November for its "extreme gruesomeness." Ultimately, it was reprinted in WEIRD TALES, April 1932. This was the last time Lovecraft would allow a new story (as opposed to an older, professionally rejected story) to appear first in an amateur journal. Lovecraft's copy with numerous penciled corrections in his hand throughout. Joshi I-B-i-32. The first four gatherings, each four pages on a conjoined sheet, print the complete Lovecraft story; the final gathering of four leaves following Lovecraft's story is not present, nor are the self wrappers. Faint paperclip stains on recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf, else a fine copy. Provenance: Barlow/Derleth papers. (#114476).

Price: $3,500.00

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