Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Derleth Signature in Lovecraft Story Book (1945)

I'm afraid I don't know who Don Lawton is. I think the writing says, "To Don Lawton - with the hope that _?_ {you?} may have many an eerie moment - Sincerely, August Derleth".

Description from the ebayeum by the seller:

Hardbound collection of HP Lovecraft. Published by World, Tower Books Edition, FIRST printing, April 1945.
•In the Vault •Pickman's Model •The Rats in the Walls •The Outsider •The Colour Out of Space •The Music of Erich Zann •The Haunter of the Dark •The Picture in the House •The Call of Cthulhu •The Dunwich Horrow •Cool Air •The Whisperer in Darkness •The Terrible Old Man •The Thing on the Doorstep
Autographed and inscribed on ffep by August Derleth who was the editor of this volume.
The paper is yellowed and brittle as was common for wartime books especially Tower editions. The title page has a tear near the spine. The page Derleth signed is not the same as the pulp paper of the text however. It has yellowed but it's a much better quality paper. The cover's corners are bumped and scuffed, but overall it's a tight, clean volume.

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