The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Everett, Visionary Publishing Co., 1936. The only book of Lovecraft's published in his lifetime, one of 200 bound copies, of 400 printed. Rubbing to boards and buckling to spine, typical of this poorly manufactured book. Still at least a very good copy in a fine dust jacket, without the illustration. Reportedly the book was first issued without a jacket, and jackets were provided at a later date, including in some cases to the people who had bought unjacketed copies. Lovecraft was reportedly dismayed by the shoddy production of this edition, but as the only book of his writings issued in his lifetime, it has a certain pride of place: at least he got to see it. Laid in is the errata slip, with more than 30 corrections. [#034885] SOLD
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