(#96909) HPL. Lovecraft.

HPL. [Belleville, N. J. Corwin F. Stickney, 1937.]. Small octavo, 12 unnumbered leaves, printed on rectos only, printed paper wrappers (in imitation of leatherette), stapled. First edition. Limited to 25 copies. Published by Corwin F. Stickney (Belleville, N.J.) in 1937, although no printing information appears anywhere in the book. Twenty-five copies were printed and given free to whoever paid a year's subscription of 25¢ to Stickney's AMATEUR CORRESPONDENT. The book was announced in the Lovecraft Memorial issue of AMATEUR CORRESPONDENT (May / June 1937) on page [29]: "These poems -- all favorites of Lovecraft -- have been combined to form a tribute to this man's poetic genius, which, while not so generally appreciated as his ability for writing prose, was nevertheless greater than that of most living fantasy writers. The size of this volume is four by six inches, and it is printed on an excellent grade of book paper with an attractive leatherette cover. The frontispiece carries Virgil Finlay's portrait of HPL used on this month's cover of the CORRESPONDENT. Every admirer of Lovecraft will undoubtedly want a copy of this petite volume. Obviously, however, it cannot be placed on sale; and it would be much beyond our means to send a copy free of charge to everyone who would write in for one. We therefore believe the only logical method of distribution is to give a free copy with every subscription to the CORRESPONDENT, at the regular rate of twenty-five cents for a year. We reason that practically every one who would be interested in such a booklet reads the CORRESPONDENT and would be willing to obtain a copy in this manner. Inasmuch as a very limited number of copies of the first edition of this volume are being printed, we urge you to reply with your subscription by return mail, mentioning this advertisement to insure your receipt of a copy." Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index (1965), p. 53. Joshi I-A-12. A fine copy. (#96909).

Price: $5,500.00

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