Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Supernatural Horror in Literature (1945)


Tom found a great copy of Supernatural Horror in Literature (1945) recently. Very cool.
I'd never seen a dust cover before, which appraently makes this a second edition. Who knew?? Anyway, thanks for the scan, my friend. I also included some edited snippets from current editions available, and sellers' comments with how some copies survived the intervening 60+ years or so.. If you have a copy, you can compare notes. Or if you see one, maybe you'll get a bargain one day.
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Supernatural Horror In Literature
H. P. Lovecraft
Price: US$ 150.00

Book Description: Bem Abramson, 1945, 1945. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near fine copy in like jacket. Smallchip on front panel. Missing 1/16 of heel of spine.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
LOVECRAFT, H. P.
Price: US$ 144.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. Near Fine, issued without a dustwrapper. First binding of black cloth and first state of text with error on page 66. First Edition Cloth.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE.
Price: US$ 135.00

Book Description: New York Ben Abrahamson Publisher 1945, 1945. 1st edition. jacket is d.j. 8vo. 111 pp. The "Introduction" is by August Derleth. Really a compilation of essays on such author's writings as E.A. Poe, M.P. Shiel, R.L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde along with many others. Very scarce in fine condition.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (H.P.)
Price: US$ 125.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, NY, 1945. Hard Cover. First. First edition, first issue binding (black cloth with spine lettered in silver). 106 pps. plus unpaginated index. A tight, fine, clean copy, minimally bumped at the spine ends. Issued without dust jacket (correct for the first issue; second issue only had had a jacket.).

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE.
Lovecraft, H.P.
Price: US$ 125.00

Book Description: Abramson,, New York, NY;, 1945. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Within this essay, Lovecraft's.. "more lengthy discussions of Poe, Hawthorne, Machen and Hodgson are among the best available." Barron; Horror Literature, *7-7. Introduction by August Derleth. Bound in original black cloth covers. Some toning along inner hinge of rear cover. Front cover mildly scratched along leading edge. About fine, without dust cover as issued. A handsome copy

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 102.80

Book Description: New York: Ben Abramson, 1945, 1945. None as Issued. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black cloth covers. First state, as indicated by typographical error on first line of page 66. Owner name neatly penned on front endpaper. Spi ne very slightly cocked otherwise

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H.P.
Price: US$ 100.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, NY, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. First edition bound in black wove cloth, 1st issue, Curry 'A' with"elft " for left on page 66 . A Nearly find copy wihout DJ as issued. Silver spine lettering bright. Minor tanning to the endpapers. Scarce in 1st state. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 106 + index.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 99.95

Book Description: Abramson, 1945, first edition, 1945. The first edition, fine in black cloth with the proper points. It has been joined in unholy matrimony with the dust jacket for the second edition (faded spine, chipped and rubbed). This union, though, is NOT a bad one as the 1st edition WAS NOT ISSUED IN DJ so this is a pleasant addition (edition?) for appearance's sake.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 90.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. First Edition. NF+, very light ep & edge browning, else no wear, bright; 1st state, with "elft" top p. 66. hardback.
SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
LOVECRAFT, H. P.
Price: US$ 90.00

Book Description: NY: Ben Abramson, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Second binding state, red cloth with spine titles in gilt. FINE fresh copy in NEAR FINE dj with couple tiny chips at spine extremeties.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Price: US$ 86.25

Book Description: N.Y. Ben Abramson, 1945, 1945. First edition. Currey B state binding. Bookplate on front pastedown, else very fine in fine dust jacket with age-browning of spine panel and crush damage along 3.5 cm. of top edge of rear panel.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips
Price: US$ 80.50
Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. Red cloth. Book Condition: Demy octavo. First Edition. Very good+, back corner pigeon-toed; Lovecraft, considered the greatestmaster of horror fiction, tells us the history of his genre. , title pageand versa both give 1945 as publishing date; 106 pp pages.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 78.88

Book Description: Abramson, 1945. First Edition. SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE, Abramson, 1945, first edition (first issue), a fine copy without dust-wrapper as issued.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 75.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, 1945, 1945. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. This is the first state (A). With all points and black boards, no dust jacket as issued.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips
Price: US$ 75.00

Book Description: New York: Ben Abramson, Publisher, 1945. First edition, first state. Curry "A": black cloth; "elft" for "left" on page 66; paper watermarked "Suede/D" (within a diamond)/"Finish. Very good plus, a trifle shaken, and showing some minor wear to the extremities; issued without jacket. Lovecraft's slender, elegant and influential essay succinctly chronicles his literary forebears; originally published in 17 installments of The Fantasy Fan (1933-1935), then selected by August Derleth for inclusion in Arkham's THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS.

Supernatural Horror In Literature.
Lovecraft , H.P.
Price: US$ 75.00

Book Description: Ben Abranson, 1945. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First edition thus, first printing 1945. A near fine solid book in the original binding. In a very good dust jacket which is a bit chipped at the top front edges otherwise a tight book and nice jacket.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips
Price: US$ 75.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo. Fine. First edition, first printing published by Ben Abramson; NY, 1945. Error p. 66. Black binding. Former owner's attractive bookplate. Without dj.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
H.P. Lovecraft
Price: US$ 74.25

Book Description: Ben Abramson, 1945, 1945. hc without jacket, stained endpapers: Lovecraft's very literate history of horror in literature, explaining his favorites and his theory of what makes good horror 111 p. Bookseller Inventory # NL-768

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips
Price: US$ 73.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. No DJ, error on page 66 "elft", minor edge wear, nice copy.
SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 63.00

Book Description: ABRAMSON, 1945. Book Condition: Near Fine. FIRST. Near Fine, issued without a dustwrapper. First binding of black cloth and first state of text with error on page 66. First Edition Cloth.

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Lovecraft, H. P.
Price: US$ 60.00

Book Description: Ben Abramson, New York, 1945. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NFine. First Edition. First Edition in black cloth. NFine/No Jacket. 'elft' for 'left' error pg.66 line 1. One small bump on one lower corner. Some minor soil to rear with no fraying.

Supernatural Horror In Literature
LOVECRAFT, H.P.
Price: US$ 56.25

Book Description: New York: Ben Abramson Publisher, 1945., 1945. Hardcover, 8vo red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. pp.106 + index. No dustjacket. First separate edition, second printing with typographical errors corrected. Minor offsetting to prelims & finals, edges very slightly marked. A very nice firm bright copy.


SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Lovecraft, H.P.
Price: US$ 55.00

Book Description: NY: Ben Abramson (1945), 1945. First edition, black cloth, 'elft' for 'left' error pg.66 line 1. Small name/date to front free endpaper, darkened patch to pgs. 20/21 where a once laid in clipping was laid else VG+ with bright silver spine stamping. Not issued in dj.

1 comment:

Rafe McGregor said...

"Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a really fantastic resource; I only wish I'd read it earlier!

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