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

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943. First Edition. Very Good with some rubbing to bottom of boards. / Very Good with some wear to edges. Item #69

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. Jacket designed by Burt Trimpey, who photographed carvings by Clark Ashton Smith to use as background. Ex Libris from the library of author and bibliographer Adrian Goldstone, with his bookplate on the front pastedown and housed in a custom slipcase.

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.

Adrian Homer Goldstone, 1897-1977, grew up in the area around Monterey, California. An avid book collector all of his life, he is particularly well known for his bibliographies of Arthur Machen and John Steinbeck, both of which were published through the University of Texas. While working on the Steinbeck bibliography with research librarians at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, he also worked out the sale and gift of part of his extensive Steinbeck library to the Center. The rest of his collection went to institutions in California.

 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: $2,000.00

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