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Autograph Letter Signed, to Clark Ashton Smith
April 14, 1929. Addressed to "My dear Klarkash-ton" and written by Lovecraft during a sojourn to New York, including time spent on Orton's "Odell Farm." Some commiserating with Smith's writing and publishing efforts, and talk of others' writings, but none so forceful as when Lovecraft speaks of Lord Dunsany's 'A Dreamer's Tales': " the fall of 1919, when I had never read anything of Dunsany's, though knowing of him by reputation.....The first paragraph arrested me as with an electric shock, & I had not read two pages before I became a Dunsany devotee for life. It was such a discovery as I shall never experience again, for I am too old for such emotional effects now." The letter is signed "H P L". Two pages, written on both sides of one sheet. Folded in thirds for mailing. Hand-addressed envelope included, with a postscript by Lovecraft written on the verso. Fine. [#034884] SOLD

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