Monday, October 29, 2007

An Autograph Lovecraft Note

Lovecraft, H[oward] P[hillips]. TRAVEL EXPENSES. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT (AMs). July, n.y. [ 1934]. A record of Lovecraft's travel expenses from July 2 through July 6 written on a 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch sheet of thin gray card stock. A poignant memento of HPL's frugal habits while traveling, this one recording expenses for part of his trip back from Florida to Providence in the Summer of 1934. Formerly owned by August Derleth with inked note in his hand: "Schedule made out / by H. P. Lovecraft." For an account of the trip, see Joshi, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life, p. 553 and Joshi and Schultz, An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia, p. 276. Several faint damp spots to recto, otherwise the artifact is in fine condition. (#111243) Price: $650.00

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