Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Arkham House Collector Issue 2 Part 2

Here is the summary:

Arkham House THE ARKHAM COLLECTOR Number Two Winter 1968 Limited Edition (Approx. 2500 copies) The Arkham Collector was a small periodical published by Arkham House starting in 1967. Each issue contained announcements of upcoming books, news clips, essays, poems, story segments, and much more. As such, they offer a fascinating historical insight to Arkham House and their work. Of note, is H.P. Lovecraft always plays a central role (as with the publisher). Some of the more interesting essays on Lovecraft, first appeared in the Collector. It was treated as advertising, and as such, issues were often thrown away, so even with a circulation of around 2500, copies are hard to come by. Remainder issues of The Collector were bound and sold in book form, again decreasing the number of individual issues.
This is issue number one of The Arkham Collector, published in the Winter of 1968 at 50 cents a copy. 28 pages.

Contents Include:
The Arkham Program (Future Publishing Plans)
H.P. LOVECRAFT: Notes on the Writing of Weird Fiction
Lorenzo's Visit by Arthur M. Sampley
Alas by Arthur M. Sampley
Down Endless Years by Joseph Payne Brennan
August Derleth and Jesse Stuart
The First PSI Annual Dinner
No Limit on Hippogrifs by David Drake
One of Le Brown Coye's illustrations for H.P. Lovecraft's Three Tales of Horror
The Origin of a Lovecraft Essay
H.P. Lovecraft by William Fagan
More Than Twice Told Tales by Edna Meudt
Bibliographical Notes
Hugo Gernsback Obit
Dunwich Productions, Inc. (H.P. Lovecraft Rock and Roll Band)
The Visitant by Manly Wade Wellman
Connaissance Fatale by Donald S. Fryer
Southey's Commonplace Book
Arkham House in London

The publications measures 5.25" x 7.75". Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin. Nice condition, no writing or tears, just yellowing due to age and minimal edge wear. According to Leon Nielsen in his invaluable reference book Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide the value of this Collector is listed at $40.00.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Chris-- I don't know how many of these you have, but I think I have 10 different issues stashed somewhere in my archives... if you need any info from them I'd be glad to dig 'em out.


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