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H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft THE SHUNNED HOUSE Rare Recluse Press first edition 1st book
Massachusetts: Recluse Press, 1928. 300 copies printed but the book was never published. A few copies were circulated to a tiny circle of Lovecraft friends prior to August Derleth's acquisition of about 150 useable sets of sheets from Robert Barlow, Lovecraft's literary executor. Copyright cancel label listing titles of magazines and books in italics and reading ''Though the sheets of this story were printed and marked for copyright in 1928, the story was neither bound nor circulated at that time...'' is separate, was once pasted over the copyright - the slightest evidence of this. This is one of about fifty sets of unbound sheets Derleth distributed prior to 1961 before binding 100 copies in the black cloth usual of Arkham House bindings. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1037. Joshi I-A-5. Fine copy, slight discoloration to the front and back. See all 12 pictures. Lovecraft, H[oward] P[hillips]. THE SHUNNED HOUSE. Athol, Mass. Published by Paul Cook The Recluse Press, 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-58 [59] [60: blank], unbound sheets. Paper stock watermarked "Canterbury Laid". As called for. Pages are uncut. First edition. Lovecraft's first book of fiction. [Attributes: First Edition]
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