Reading, PA: The Galleon, 1935. 1st. Softcover. Very Good. Item #14
This 56-page journal includes the first printing of "The Quest of Iranon" by H. P. Lovecraft as well as "At Dusk the Sun," a poem by August Derleth. Lovecraft once considered Iranon to be one of his best creations. Writing to Rheinhart Kliener in 1921 he explained that he was “…picking up a new style lately-running to pathos as well as horror. The best thing I have yet done is 'The Quest of lranon', whose English Loveman calls the most musical and flowing I have yet written, and whose sad plot made one prominent poet actually weep-not at the crudity of the story, but at the sadness." Iranon would be one of only two works that Lovecraft published in Lloyd Eshbach’s publication. Joshi I-B-i-44. Small 1” closed tear at upper edge of the cover. Evidence of early tape repairs to the spine and inner hinges. Typical yellowing to pages and hints of foxing to the back cover. Else a very good copy of a scarce first printing.