Beyond the Wall of Sleep. H. P. Lovecraft.
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943. First Edition. Good. Item #132

Beyond the Wall of Sleep, by H.P. Lovecraft. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1943. pp. xxix, 458. $5.00. 1217 copies. A good reading copy without dust jacket. Crush to upper corner of the back cover through about half of the volume. Cloth and gilt stamping faded and with some white marks on the cover. Text block is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid and secure, albeit relaxed. I have used this volume as my personal reading and reference copy. I sell it for the same purpose.
The second Arkham House volume of Lovecraft and published to compliment The Outsider and Others. Where the Outsider finally put the gent’s popular writings into his first posthumous collection, Beyond the Wall of Sleep collected his secondary writings, some of which are printed for the first time. Derleth published this collection shortly after his partner, Donald Wandrei, was drafted into the U. S. Army where he would serve in Europe during WWII and participate in the drive across Germany under General Patton. The war would impact the publication in another way. A paper shortage. Wartime restrictions on paper limited the print run to just over 1,200 copies at a time when Arkham House began to flourish and would have printed many more.


CONTENTS:
 By Way of Introduction by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei
 Autobiography: Some Notes on a Nonentity
 The Commonplace Book
 History and Chronology of the Necronomicon
 Memory
 What the Moon Brings
 Nyarlathotep
 Ex Oblivione
 The Tree
 The Other Gods
 The Quest of Iranon
 The Doom That Came to Sarnath
 The White Ship
 From Beyond
 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
 The Unnamable
 The Hound
 The Moon-Bog
 The Evil Clergyman
 Herbert West-Reanimator
 The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
 The Crawling Chaos ( with Elizabeth Berkeley)
 The Green Meadow (with Elizabeth Berkeley)
 The Curse of Yig by Zealia Brown-Reed
 The Horror in the Museum by Hazel Heald
 Out of the Eons by Hazel Heald
 The Mound by Zealia Brown-Reed
 The Diary of Alonzo Typer by William Lumley
 The Challenge from Beyond (with C. L. Moore, A. Merritt, Robert E. Howard, and Frank Belknap Long)
 In the Walls of Eryx (with Kenneth Sterling)
 Ibid
 Sweet Ermengarde
 Providence
 On a Grecian Colonnade in a Park
 Old Christmas
 New England Fallen
 On a New England Village Seen by Moonlight
 Astrophobos
 Sunset
 A Year Off
 A Summer Sunset and Evening
 To Mistress Sophia Simple,
 Queen of the Cinema
 The Ancient Track
 The Eidolon
 The Nightmare Lake
 The Outpost
 The Rutted Road
 The Wood
 Hallowe'en in a Suburb
 Primavera
 October
 To a Dreamer
 Despair
 Psychopompos
 The Book
 Pursuit
 The Key
 Recognition
 Homecoming
 The Lamp
 Zaman's Hill
 The Port
 The Courtyard
 The Pigeon-Flyers
 The Well
 The Howler
 Hesperia
 Star-Winds
 Antarktos
 The Window
 A Memory
 The Gardens of Yin
 The Bells
 Night-Gaunts
 Nyarlathotep
 Azathoth
 Mirage
 The Arleham House Companion
 The Canal
 St. Toad's
 The Familiars
 The Elder Pharos
 Expectancy
 Nostalgia
 Background .
 The Dweller
 Alienation
 Harbour Whistles
 Recapture
 Evening Star
 Continuity
 Yule Horror
 To Mr. Finlay
 To Clark Ashton Smith
 Where Once Poe Walked
 Christmas Greeting to
 Mrs. Phillips Gamwell
 Brick Row
 The Messenger
 The Cthulhu Mythology:
 a Glossary, Francis T. Laney
 An Appreciation of H.P. Lovecraft,
 W. Paul Cook.

Price: $500.00

See all items in Fiction, Literature
See all items by