H. P. LOVECRAFT: THE DECLINE OF THE WEST. [Mercer Island]: Starmont House, 1990. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] i [ii] ii-v [vi-viii] 1-155 [156: blank], double columns, pictorial boards. First edition. A study of Lovecraft's philosophical development from his youth to his maturity and his fiction, showing how such philosophical ideas as determinism and free will, trust in science, and racialism infuse the stories. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. The hardbound issue is very scarce. (#161190).
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