THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS ... Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1939. Large octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-x] xii-xiv [1-2] 3-553 [554: blank] [555: colophon] [556-558: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 1268 copies printed. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. "... 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. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-61. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 97-101 and III, pp. 1284-88. Joshi I-A-15. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to upper front corner tip and upper spine end. A lovely white paper copy with no tanning to the text paper or the dust jacket. (#154594).