Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rare Lovecraft Article: 1972

The seller states:

LOVECRAFTIMANIA AT BROWN. An Article in BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY, February 1972 issue, Vol. 72, No. 5. The article is uncredited, and is presumably written by the editors of the magazine. An article on Lovecraft, reproducing his first published photo, the cover of a WEIRD TALES magazine, a photo of the 18th Century Graveyard of St. John's Church, Providence, RI, a photo of the house at 135 Benefit Street (THE SHUNNED HOUSE), and a photo of HPL's house at 66 College St. Prints in full the Lovecraft poem "In a Sequestered Churchyard where Once Poe Walked". , also contains the article "The Day that Lovecraft's House was Moved", and a poem, "The Scene in Providence, by Keith Waldrop. The magazine runs 56 pages, the HPL material is 8 pages in total.
A rare item, I've never seen another one. With the Lovecraft-inspired bookplate of noted collector Douglas R. Vining affixed to the inner front cover. Address label and postmark (no stamps) on rear cover, no folds, very slight wear and a touch loose around the staples. A solid very good copy.
Seller is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada.

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