THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1939. Large octavo, cloth. First edition. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. 1268 copies printed. "... his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #1040. Top edge a bit dusty, some very light spotting to fore-edge and free endpapers, corners gently bumped, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild wear to corners and spine ends, a few very tiny closed tears to spine ends, and some mild dust soiling to rear panel. A very nice copy. (#129330).
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