Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Colonial Providence

Whether Lovecraft saw this book or not, I don't know. However, he would have devoured it had he ever had it in his clutches! The illustrations are interesting, and these are where Lovecraft's flights of fancy would have taken him.

Providence in Colonial Times by Gertrude Selwyn Kimball
Published by Houghton Mifflin 1912
# 499 of 550 copies printed
A documented history of Providence, RI till the Revolutionary War, wonderfully illustrated with drawings and pictures of documents, artifacts and buildings important to that history.


Thanks, Magister! The link to the e-book is on google.books: Click Here.

1 comment:

Magister said...

He saw it alright -- and devoured it! That's the book that inspired him to write "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"!


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