Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Tryout December 1916

Lovecraft grabbed the front page in this issue.

TRYOUT, THE. December 1916 (volume 3, number 1). Edited by C. W. Smith. Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, December 1916 (volume 3, number 1). Small octavo, single issue, printed wrappers. Includes "Brotherhood" and "Brumalia" by H. P. Lovecraft. The first printings of these poems, the first contributed under Lovecraft's pen name "Lewis Theobald, Jun ." Includes Lovecraft's short note on his poem, "Brumalia." Joshi I-B-iii-18, I-B-iii-19 and I-B-ii-103. Stab holes along spine edge, some wear along spine, binder's thread removed (removed from a pamphlet bind-up), wrappers detached at spine, faint creases where once folding for mailing, text block darkened and brittle with some chipping at edges, a good copy. (#102259) Price: $35.00

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