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Selected Letters of H.P. Lovecraft (I-V Complete)

By H.P. Lovecraft

Hardcover w/ DJ

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Arkham House, 1965-1976. First edition, first printings of volumes 4 & 5, second impressions of volumes 1, 2, & 3. The monumental five volume set of Lovecraft's letters. Collected & edited by August Derleth, Donald Wandrei & James Turner over a quarter of a century, these five volumes of letters cover the years from 1911 - when Lovecraft was 21 - through to March 1937 - shortly before his premature death. Illustrated throughout with photographs, reproductions of letters, etc.

Books: Very good. Dust jackets: Near fine. Original black cloth titled in gilt on spine panel, each in each their original unclipped Ronald Gore designed jackets. The jacket flaps on Vols 1 & 2 were previously taped down at the edges onto the front & rear endpapers, these are tape remains on the edges of the flaps and on the endpapers; Some small stains to rear panel of the jacket of Vol 1, ink name on front endpaper and the yellow spine lettering has faded on Vol 4. A sound, decent set in dust jackets. All pages are clean and unmarked aside from one previous owner's inscription on front endpaper of Vol 4. Light foxing to page edges of Vol 1 & 2.
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