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Auction archive: Lot number 118

A Posthumous Collection of rare and important Lovecraft books, catalogues and paper items, primarily from the Library of W. Easton Louttit, noted collector and Brown University archivist

Estimate
US$15,000 - US$25,000
Price realised:
US$10,800
Auction archive: Lot number 118

A Posthumous Collection of rare and important Lovecraft books, catalogues and paper items, primarily from the Library of W. Easton Louttit, noted collector and Brown University archivist

Estimate
US$15,000 - US$25,000
Price realised:
US$10,800
Beschreibung:

Title: A Posthumous Collection of rare and important Lovecraft books, catalogues and paper items, primarily from the Library of W. Easton Louttit, noted collector and Brown University archivist Author: Lovecraft, H[oward] P[hillips] (1890-1937) Place: Sauk City, WI; New York, et al. Publisher: Date: 1939-99 Description: Comprises: Arkham House books (most with Louttit’s bookplate), 14 volumes, contains: The Outsider and Others. Dj (art by Virgil Finlay). 1st. 1939. First book published by Arkham House; only 1268 copies printed. Assembled by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei. First of 3 projected volumes of Lovecraft’s works, this title was designed to include his best stories along with his monograph ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ (1927), which appears here for the first time in its’ fully revised state” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.22. [Joshi I-A-15]; Bleiler 1040. * Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Dj (art by Burt Trimpey). 1st. 1943. Assembled by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei. Only 1217 copies. “The second Lovecraft omnibus, containing his remaining fiction, an array of his ‘revisions’…and an extensive selection of his poetry…[and] two previously unpublished short novels…” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.25. [Joshi I-A-17]; Bleiler 1041. Offsetting to rear endpaper due to related newspaper clipping (which is included). * Marginalia. Dj (art by Virgil Finlay). 1st. 1944. Only 2035 copies. “Contains a number of important articles and memoirs about Lovecraft…the first biographical essay on Lovecraft…” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.29-30. [Joshi I-A-19]; Bleiler 1042. * The Lurker at the Threshold by Lovecraft & Derleth. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st. 1945. Only 3041 copies. The first of sixteen “posthumous collaborations” between Derleth & Lovecraft, in which Derleth wrote tales around fragments and plot-germs found among Lovecraft’s papers. [Joshi I-C-33]. No bookplate. * Something About Cats and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st. 1949. Only 2995 copies. [Joshi I-A-25-a]. * The Survivor and Others by Lovecraft & Derleth. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st, one of 2096 copies. Seven “posthumous collaborations.” [Joshi I-E-i-22 & I-A-46]. * The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Richard Taylor . 1st, one of 2527 copies. 1959. [Joshi I-A-32]. * Dreams and Fancies. Dj (art by Richard Taylor . 1st, one of 2030 copies. 1962. [Joshi I-A-33]. * The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Frank Utpatel). 1st, one of 3460 copies. 1966. [Joshi I-A-43]. * The Arkham Sampler. Wrappers. 4 issues. Vol. I, Nos. 1-4. Entire 1948 year. 100 pages each. Each 1 of 1200 copies. “A fine mixture of tales, articles, poems, and reviews. [Joshi Nos. 27-30]. One without bookplate. * Sixty Years of Arkham House, compiled by S.T. Joshi. Dj (art by Allen Koszowski). 1st, one 3500 copies. 1999. * VARIOUS other related publications, each with Louttit’s bookplate (except one): The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth. Color pictorial paperback. 1st. Bartholomew House, [1944]. [Joshi I-A-18]. * The Dunwich Horror. Color pictorial paperback. 1st. Bartholomew House, [1945]. [Joshi I-A-23; Bleiler, p.126]. * Supernatural Horror in Literature. Dj. 2nd printing. Ben Abramson, 1945. [Joshi I-A-21-a-2]. * Best Supernatural Stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Dj (price clipped). 3rd printing. World Pub., [1945]. [Joshi I-A-22-a-3]. * H.P.L.: a memoir by August Derleth. Tipped-in frontispiece portrait from photo of Lovecraft. Dj. 1st. Ben Abramson, 1945. [Joshi I-C-32]. * H.P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography by S.T. Joshi. Cloth, no dj (as issued). 1st. Kent State Univ. Press, [1981]. (No bookplate). * Other wrapper-bound booklets and catalogues (most with Louttit’s bookplate), include: Walter, Dorothy. Lovecraft and Benefit Street. 1 of 150 copies. Driftwood Press, 1943. [Joshi III-C-25]. * Scott, W. Townley. “The Haunter of the Dark: Some Notes on…Lovecraft” in Books at Brown, Vol. VI, No. 3, March 1944. [Joshi III-D-555]. * Grant-Hadle

Auction archive: Lot number 118
Auction:
Datum:
21 Feb 2008
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: A Posthumous Collection of rare and important Lovecraft books, catalogues and paper items, primarily from the Library of W. Easton Louttit, noted collector and Brown University archivist Author: Lovecraft, H[oward] P[hillips] (1890-1937) Place: Sauk City, WI; New York, et al. Publisher: Date: 1939-99 Description: Comprises: Arkham House books (most with Louttit’s bookplate), 14 volumes, contains: The Outsider and Others. Dj (art by Virgil Finlay). 1st. 1939. First book published by Arkham House; only 1268 copies printed. Assembled by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei. First of 3 projected volumes of Lovecraft’s works, this title was designed to include his best stories along with his monograph ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ (1927), which appears here for the first time in its’ fully revised state” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.22. [Joshi I-A-15]; Bleiler 1040. * Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Dj (art by Burt Trimpey). 1st. 1943. Assembled by August Derleth & Donald Wandrei. Only 1217 copies. “The second Lovecraft omnibus, containing his remaining fiction, an array of his ‘revisions’…and an extensive selection of his poetry…[and] two previously unpublished short novels…” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.25. [Joshi I-A-17]; Bleiler 1041. Offsetting to rear endpaper due to related newspaper clipping (which is included). * Marginalia. Dj (art by Virgil Finlay). 1st. 1944. Only 2035 copies. “Contains a number of important articles and memoirs about Lovecraft…the first biographical essay on Lovecraft…” – Joshi, Sixty Years, p.29-30. [Joshi I-A-19]; Bleiler 1042. * The Lurker at the Threshold by Lovecraft & Derleth. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st. 1945. Only 3041 copies. The first of sixteen “posthumous collaborations” between Derleth & Lovecraft, in which Derleth wrote tales around fragments and plot-germs found among Lovecraft’s papers. [Joshi I-C-33]. No bookplate. * Something About Cats and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st. 1949. Only 2995 copies. [Joshi I-A-25-a]. * The Survivor and Others by Lovecraft & Derleth. Dj (art by Ronald Clyne). 1st, one of 2096 copies. Seven “posthumous collaborations.” [Joshi I-E-i-22 & I-A-46]. * The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Richard Taylor . 1st, one of 2527 copies. 1959. [Joshi I-A-32]. * Dreams and Fancies. Dj (art by Richard Taylor . 1st, one of 2030 copies. 1962. [Joshi I-A-33]. * The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces. Dj (art by Frank Utpatel). 1st, one of 3460 copies. 1966. [Joshi I-A-43]. * The Arkham Sampler. Wrappers. 4 issues. Vol. I, Nos. 1-4. Entire 1948 year. 100 pages each. Each 1 of 1200 copies. “A fine mixture of tales, articles, poems, and reviews. [Joshi Nos. 27-30]. One without bookplate. * Sixty Years of Arkham House, compiled by S.T. Joshi. Dj (art by Allen Koszowski). 1st, one 3500 copies. 1999. * VARIOUS other related publications, each with Louttit’s bookplate (except one): The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth. Color pictorial paperback. 1st. Bartholomew House, [1944]. [Joshi I-A-18]. * The Dunwich Horror. Color pictorial paperback. 1st. Bartholomew House, [1945]. [Joshi I-A-23; Bleiler, p.126]. * Supernatural Horror in Literature. Dj. 2nd printing. Ben Abramson, 1945. [Joshi I-A-21-a-2]. * Best Supernatural Stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Dj (price clipped). 3rd printing. World Pub., [1945]. [Joshi I-A-22-a-3]. * H.P.L.: a memoir by August Derleth. Tipped-in frontispiece portrait from photo of Lovecraft. Dj. 1st. Ben Abramson, 1945. [Joshi I-C-32]. * H.P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography by S.T. Joshi. Cloth, no dj (as issued). 1st. Kent State Univ. Press, [1981]. (No bookplate). * Other wrapper-bound booklets and catalogues (most with Louttit’s bookplate), include: Walter, Dorothy. Lovecraft and Benefit Street. 1 of 150 copies. Driftwood Press, 1943. [Joshi III-C-25]. * Scott, W. Townley. “The Haunter of the Dark: Some Notes on…Lovecraft” in Books at Brown, Vol. VI, No. 3, March 1944. [Joshi III-D-555]. * Grant-Hadle

Auction archive: Lot number 118
Auction:
Datum:
21 Feb 2008
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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