Item #65 Marginalia. H. P. Lovecraft.


Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1944. First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #65

Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1944. pp. x., 377. $3.00. 2035 copies. The jacket design is a reproduction of Virgil Finlay's illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shunned House," from Weird Tales, October 1937.

Derleth first introduced Marginalia on the back of Clark Ashton Smith’s book Lost World published by Arkham House the same year. He writes that “this third book by the late H.P. Lovecraft is one of many surprises. Admittedly a "loose ends" book, it contains early prose by the master, certain ghost-written pieces, revisions, and essays, together with fragments. Here are The Thing in the Moonlight, Notes on the Writing of Weird Fiction, Imprisoned with the Pharaohs, Medusa's Coil; here are appreciations of H.P.L. by Frank Belknap Long and others; there are photographs of Lovecraft, his study, his script, his drawings, making Marginalia an associational item you cannot afford to be without.

 Foreword by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei
 Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by Houdini
 Medusa's Coil by Zealia Brown (Reed) Bishop
 Winged Death by Hazel Heald
 The Man of Stone by Hazel Heald
 Notes on the Writing of Weird Fiction
 Some Notes on Interplanetary Fiction
 Lord Dunsany and His Work
 Heritage or Modernism: Common Sense in Art Forms
 Some Backgrounds of Fairyland
 Some Causes of Self-Immolation
 A Guide to Charleston by South Carolina
 Observations on Several Parts of North America
 The Beast in the Cave
 The Transition of Juan Romero
 Azathoth
 The Book
 The Descendant
 The Very Old Folk
 The Thing in the Moonlight
 Two Comments
 His Own Most Fantastic Creation by Winfield Townley Scott
 Some Random Memories of H. P. L. by Frank Belknap Long
 H. P. Lovecraft: An Appreciation by T. 0. Mabbott
 The Wind That Is in the Grass: A Memoir of H.P. Lovecraft in Florida by R.H. Barlow
 Lovecraft and Science by Kenneth Sterling
 Lovecraft as a Formative Influence by August Derleth
 The Dweller in Darkness by Donald Wandrei
 To Howard Phillips Lovecraft by Clark Ashton Smith
 H. P. L. by Henry Kuttner
 Lost Dream by Emil Petaja
 To Howard Phillips Lovecraft by Francis Flagg
 H.P. Lovecraft by Frank Belknap Long
 Elegy: In Providence the Spring by August Derleth
 For the Outsider: H.P. Lovecraft by Charles E. White
 In Memoriam: H. P. Lovecraft by Richard Ely Morse with illustrations, photographs, and drawings by Lovecraft with a reproduction of Lament for H. P. L. by Alfred Galpin.

Price: $750.00

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