THE. Spring 1943 . ACOLYTE, Francis T. Laney, number 3 volume 1.

Clarkston, Washington: Edited and Published by Francis T. Laney, Spring 1943 (volume 1, number 3). Large octavo, single issue, mimeographed, pictorial front wrapper, side stapled. The most important early fanzine devoted to fantasy fiction, with emphasis on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Includes the first printing of "Poetry and the Artistic Ideal" by H. P. Lovecraft, pages 3-6, an essay extracted from a letter to Elizabeth Toldridge, 3 September 1929. Other contributions to this issue include poems by Clark Ashton Smith, Duane W. Rimel, and others, short stories by Duane W. Rimel ("Music of the Stars") and others, and articles and features by Lovecraft (as noted above), H. Ken Bulmer, Franklin Lee Baldwin and others. Cover illustration by Duane W. Rimel. "One of the time's finest fanzines specializing in material by and about the Lovecraft circle." - Warner, All Our Yesterdays, p. 14. See Warner, pp. 132-36 for an account of Laney, Rimel and THE ACOLYTE. Joshi I-B-ii-213. Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index (1965), p. 1. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, p. 811. A fine copy. (#161215).


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