Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Tryout April 1916

This is a very early opportunity for HPL, and note his intense interest in prohibition. Only 24 when he wrote the poem, he was already politically focused. "Tryout" Smith must have been smitten from the beginning, since Lovecraft was featured in so many of the irregularly published issues of Tryout. - Chrispy.

The seller states: TRYOUT, THE. April 1916 (volume 2, number 5). Edited by C. W. Smith. Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, April 1916 (volume 2, number 5). Small octavo, single issue, printed wrappers, sewn. Includes "The Power of Wine: A Satire" by H. P. Lovecraft. The first magazine appearance of this poem first published in the [PROVIDENCE] EVENING NEWS, 13 January 1915. This was Lovecraft's first poem published in THE TRYOUT. Joshi I-B-iii-148. Light wear along spine panel, a near fine copy. (#108440) Price: $150.00

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