Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1966. First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #67
The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces, by H.P. Lovecraft and Divers Hands. Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1966. Illustrated. pp. x., 321. $5.00. 3460 copies. Jacket by Frank Utpatel.
Introduction by August Derleth
The Dark Brotherhood by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
Suggestions for a Reading Guide by H.P. Lovecraft
Alfredo by H.P. Lovecraft
Amateur Journalism: Its Possible Needs and Betterment by H.P. Lovecraft
What Belongs in Verse by H.P. Lovecraft
Bells, Oceanus, Clouds, Mother Earth, Cindy, On a Battlefield in France by H.P. Lovecraft.
The Loved Dead, Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, The Ghost-Eater by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
The Lovecraft "Books": Some Addenda and Corrigenda by William Scott Home
To Arkham and the Stars by Fritz Leiber
Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin by Fritz Leiber
Lovecraft and the New England Megaliths by Andrew E. Rothovius
Howard Phillips Lovecraft: A Bibliography by Jack L. Chalker
Walks with H.P. Lovecraft by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
The Dark Brotherhood would be the last of Arkham House’s original Lovecraft fiction and was in “posthumous collaboration,” whatever that is, with August Derleth. Derleth would, of course, continue to publish Selected Letters and reprint Lovecraft’s stories, but this ushered in the end of the publishing house’s initial mandate. In 1989 S. T. Joshi would arrive on scene with new editions of Lovecraft’s fiction and this is where this bookseller first encountered Lovecraft. This volume is attractive for both its lovely dust jacket by Frank Upatel and the specialized nature of it’s contents favorable to the Lovecraftian scholar. I have always found this to be one of the most attractive Arkham House editions next to The Shuttered Room.