Friday, October 02, 2009

The Saturnian (Loveman)

Recently seen auction for these rare items
THE SATURNIAN - 2 Issues (1921/22) ed Samuel Loveman

Seller's notes:

Two of the three issues of the little magazine THE SATURNIAN: A Journal of Art and Literature, edited and published by Samuel LOVEMAN (Cleveland, OH.) - longtime friend and correspondent of H. P. LOVECRAFT, including:
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1921 (Vol. 1 No. 2)

A Prefatory Note, Twenty-four Translations from Heine, Comment. * FAIR-GOOD, appears to be missing its covers, shelf-soiling to front, faint creasing, pencil notation (possibly Loveman’s) on comment page.

MARCH 1922 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Modern Poetry (An Exorcism), Translations from Baudelaire, Translations from Verlaine, Four Poems, Ernest Nelson (In Memoriam), Comment (“This issue of “The Saturnian” is inscribed in fealty, as in friendship, to the three following: W. Paul Cook, Sonia H. Greene, and Howard P. Lovecraft.”). * NEAR FINE, faint shelf-soiling to front. 20 pages.

“In 1917 HPL [Lovecraft] wrote to Loveman (then stationed in Fort Gordon, Georgia) expressing admiration for his verse. At HPL’s urging Loveman begain contributing again to the amateur press, publishing three issues of his own little magazine, THE SATURNIAN (June-July 1921, August-September 1921, March 1922), containing his own poems as well as his translations from Heine, Baudelaire, and Verlaine…”

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