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A Collection of Most Esteemed Pieces of Poetry
London, Richardson and Urquhart, 1770. Lovecraft's copy of the second edition of this collection. Signed by Lovecraft: "HP Lovecraft, gent., his book, Providence Rd: Island/ April 27, 1929." Contemporary quarter leather and boards; covers detached; bookplate front pastedown; chip to title page. A fair copy. Laid in are two newspaper clippings: one is annotated, "For Mr. Lovecraft especially/ Sept. 23, 1936" and concerns the poet Job Durfree; the second is a photo of the Adams House at Harvard, with the notation, "I know who will go into ecstasy over this! And I don't blame you -- much! Went and saw it yesterday." [#034889] SOLD

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