Wednesday, June 23, 2010


(Wandrei's bookplate, above)

The seller states: Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1961. First edition. Fine, in grey cloth lettered in teal to the front cover, and in teal and red to spine; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows a whisper of edgewear. Jacket painting by Arthur Shilstone. Collection of essays by the American poet, some of autobiographical interest, others on literary subjects, including a notable early study of Lovecraft, "His Own Most Fantastic Creation," and a companion piece, "A Parenthesis on Lovecraft as a Poet.

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