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Autograph Letter Signed, to Clark Ashton Smith
June 7, 1928. Lovecraft writes to Smith ("Dear CAS") during travels to New York, and speaks of the architecture of the boroughs and of his plans to head up the Hudson to visit Dwyer in the Catskills -- "I am certain I shall like Dwyer, who seems to have as delicate & Machen-like a sense of the mystery of landscape as anyone I know" -- before addressing literary matters and Smith's latest artistic pursuits as a painter. Lovecraft appears to be taking pains to praise Smith and his work, seemingly because he believes Smith should be getting more recognition for both his writing and his artwork. Signed "H P L." Two pages, written on both sides of one sheet. Folded in sixths. Fine, with hand-addressed mailing envelope, which is roughly torn, but which includes an added postscript by Lovecraft on the verso, which is not published in Schultz and Joshi. [#034888] SOLD

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