Monday, October 09, 2006

Breaking News: Ebay: Lovecraft Autograph

This on ebay in case you miss(ed) it.

"Colorful postcard depicting Esplanade on Charles River at Boston, with Autograph notes signed by W. Paul Cook(1880-1948), who first published Lovecraft on his Recluse Press and who wrote In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1940), considered by some to be one of the finest memoirs ever written; H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) signed as H.P.L., legendary writer of supernatural and horror stories; and by W. Warner Munn (1903-1981), who wrote Merlin's Ring and King of World's End. Written to Walter J. Coates, Editor of The Driftwood who wrote a series of Vermont stories recently published by University of Tampa. The trio of friends and colleagues were touring Harvard and the Museums of Boston. Lovecraft's note reads: Gay life in the metropolis! Our standard speed is five museums per diem. Too bad you aren't around, also! Regards, H.P.L. Cook has added a Where I work with a line to a spot on the postcard's image. 5 1/2 X 3 1/2. Minor soiling, creasing to top corners. Lovecraft's writing lighter than Cook's, but very legible. Boston postmark, April 2, 1932. A very scarce autograph, with additional important writing of W. Paul Cook and W. Warner Munn! Purchased from Dawson Books in 1981. "

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