Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lovecraftiana Surfaces I

Over the next several days I'll do my best to post e-images of the items below.

LOT of Scarce H.P. LOVECRAFT Ephemera - No Reserve!!


March, 1944 "Books At Brown: Friends of the Library of Brown University: Providence, R.I." Volume One, No. Three. Four pages long. Features "The Haunter of the Dark: Some Notes On Howard Phillips Lovecraft".

February 1, 1981 "Sunday Journal Magazine" clipping titled "It's A Labor of Lovecraft". Article talks about Marc Michaud, a student at Brown University and the man behind Necronomicon Press, which "is devoted solely to the uncollected works of, and stories about, H.P. Lovecraft." In addition to this original article clipping, an extra photocopy is included.

SIGNED letter from Marc A. Michaud, typed on official Necronomicon Press stationary. Addressed to Mrs. Louttit, written on March 21, 1981. Letter has faint crease marks, from having once been folded. In addition to this original letter, an extra photocopy is included.

Undated "Necronomicon Notes" Volume One, Number Three. Features a copy of a postcard from Lovecraft addressed to Clark Ashton Smith, written on October 10, 1933 (previously never published). Also includes a list of in print titles at that time from Necronomicon Press, updates on various publications by or about Lovecraft, etc. Notes have been folded in half.

January, 1962 "Brown University Library Staff Bulletin" Volume 23, Number 3. Bulletin is 8 pages long. Features "Special Collections III: The Howard Phillips Lovecraft Collection".

December 26, 1943 newspaper clipping from "The Providence Sunday Journal". Clipping features an article titled "The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft of Providence, R.I. - Recluse, Scholar and Gentleman, As a Writer He Was a Master of the Macabre Tale". Newspaper clipping has been neatly folded.

Small newspaper clipping featuring a letter to the editor from Mrs. Clifford M. Eddy, regarding Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Clipping has a few small chips towards the bottom, though text remains unaffected.

Various print outs from the internet referencing Lovecraft.

All of these items were previously a part of William Easton Loutitt's private library. Loutitt was a noted collector and the official archivist for the John Hay Library at Brown University from the 1950's through the 70's.

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