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H. P. Lovecraft – First Edition Books: Identification Guide

H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) was an American writer of weird, science, fantasy, and horror fiction. Lovecraft is best known for his creation of a body of work that became known as the Cthulhu Mythos.

Lovecraft was relatively unknown during his lifetime. While his stories appeared in prominent pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, not many people knew his name. He did, however, correspond regularly with other contemporary writers such as Clark Ashton Smith and August Derleth, who became his friends, even though he never met them in person. This group became known as the “Lovecraft Circle”, since their writings freely borrowed Lovecraft’s motifs, with his encouragement. He borrowed from them as well. For example, he made use of Clark Ashton Smith’s Tsathoggua in The Mound.

After Lovecraft’s death, the Lovecraft Circle carried on. August Derleth founded Arkham House with Donald Wandrei to preserve Lovecraft’s works and keep them in print. He added to and expanded on Lovecraft’s vision, not without controversy. While Lovecraft considered his pantheon of alien gods a mere plot device, Derleth created an entire cosmology, complete with a war between the good Elder Gods and the evil Outer Gods, such as Cthulhu and his ilk. The forces of good were supposed to have won, locking Cthulhu and others beneath the earth, the ocean, and elsewhere. Derleth’s Cthulhu Mythos stories went on to associate different gods with the traditional four elements of fire, air, earth and water, which did not line up with Lovecraft’s original vision of his mythos. However, Derleth’s ownership of Arkham House gave him a position of authority in Lovecraftiana that would not dissipate until his death, and through the efforts of Lovecraft scholars in the 1970s.

H. P. Lovecraft’s works have influenced many writers and other creators. Stephen King has cited Lovecraft as a major influence on his works. As a child in the 1960s, he came across a volume of Lovecraft’s works which inspired him to write his fiction. He goes on to argue that all works in the horror genre that were written after Lovecraft were influenced by him. In the field of comics, Alan Moore has also described Lovecraft as having been a formative influence on his graphic novels. Film director John Carpenter’s films include direct references and quotations of Lovecraft’s fiction, in addition to their use of a Lovecraftian aesthetic and themes. Guillermo del Toro has been similarly influenced by Lovecraft’s corpus.

In 2016, Lovecraft was inducted into the Museum of Pop Culture’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Three years later, Lovecraft and the other mythos authors were posthumously awarded the 1945 Retro-Hugo Award for Best Series for their contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos.

H. P. Lovecraft – First Editions Identification Guide

Note: This list only includes works published prior to 1977.

How to Identify First Edition books by H.P. Lovecraft Guide
YearTitlePublisherFirst edition/Printing Identification Points
1964AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER NOVELSSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1964No statement of printing on © page. Four printings, priority as listed:
  • (A) First printing. Three thousand copies of this book have been printed... on page [434]. No headbands. Issued in a dust jacket printed in green and black ink.
  • (B) Second printing so indicated on page [433]. Headbands. Issued in dust jacket printed in red and black ink.
  • (C) Third printing so indicated on page [433]. Headbands. Issued in dust jacket printed in red and black ink.
  • (D) Fourth printing so indicated on page [433]. Headbands. Issued in dust jacket printed in red and black ink. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
ALSO: AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR. [London]: A Panther Book, [1968]. Wrappers. Panther edition published 1968 on © page. Panther 025960 (5/-). Abridged reprint. Collects six of the eight stories in the Arkham House collection.
ALSO: New York: Beagle Books, [1971]. Wrappers. First printing: January 1971 on © page. A Beagle Horror Collection 95041 (95¢). Abridged reprint. Prints four of the eight stories in the Arkham House collection.
1934THE BATTLE THAT ENDED THE CENTURY (MS. FOUND IN A TIME MACHINE)[De Land, Florida: Robert H. Barlow, [1934]Mimeographed on two sheets of 8 1/2 x 14 paper. Printed on rectos only. Caption title. Note: L. Sprague de Camp, in Lovecraft: A Biography (Garden City: Doubleday, 1975), p. 394, states, "While Lovecraft was at De Land, he and Barlow composed a little literary spoof called 'The Battle That Ended the Century.' ... Barlow printed the composition as a brochure [sic] and mailed it out to other fans and members of the Lovecraft circle."
1945BEST SUPERNATURAL STORIES OF H. P. LOVECRAFTCleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, [1945]TOWER BOOKS EDITION /First Printing April 1945 on © page. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
Note: So far no copy stating first printing without the "Tower Books Edition" on the © page has been located. Cumulative Book Index lists only the initial Tower Books printing in 1945 with a list price of 49¢. The deposit copy of this printing was received at the Library of Congress 28 April 1945.
All three Tower printings were printed on high pulp content wartime paper stock. Reprinted in 1950 on better quality text paper and listed at $1.49. This reprint has no statement of printing on © page, but code WP 9-50 is present.
1943BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEPSauk City: Arkham House, 1943No statement of printing on © page. Collected, with introduction, by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
1951THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARDLondon: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951No statement of printing on © page. Collected earlier in BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP. Notes: (1) The text of the Gollancz edition is basically the version printed in the anthology Night's Yawning Peal edited by August Derleth, with Lovecraft's antiquated spelling modernized and a number of serious misprints. (2) Whitaker's Cumulative Book List assigns a publication date of February 1952.
1935THE CATS OF ULTHAR[Cassia, Florida: The Dragon-Fly Press], Christmas 1935Wrappers 42 copies printed. Two issues, no priority:
  • (A) Two copies on Red Lion Text. Verso of title page blank. No statement of printing or limitation.
Note: Printed by Robert H. Barlow. The Barlow inscription in Lovecraft's copy (now in the John Hay Library, Brown University) reads, "Dear HP--/Here is the booklet/I so long ago promised!/There were forty copies/on ordinary paper, and only/two on Red Lion Text. This/is one of the latter./RHB."
  • (B) 40 copies on ordinary paper. Verso of title page reads, Forty copies of this booklet have/been printed at the Dragonfly Press, Cassia, Florida. /Copyright 1926, Popular Fiction Pub. Co.
1954THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYONDN.P.: [4 Weltschmerz Pub/Bill Evans/Franklin Kerkhof, Printer/The Pennsylvania Dutch Cheese Press/February 1954]Self wrappers. No statement of printing. Mimeographed, stapled. Cover title. With C. L, MOORE, A. MERRITT, ROBERT E. HOWARD, and FRANK BELKNAP LONG.
Notes: (1) Published by William H. Evans for distribution through the Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAP A). (2) Not to be confused with a booklet of identical title and format with a different round-robin story by Stanley G. Weinbaum and others.
1977COLLAPSING COSMOSES[West Warwick, R.I.: Necronomicon Press, 1977]Wrappers. This edition, the first... is limited to a numbered printing of 500 copies on page[8]. Offset from typewritten copy. Issued as F & SF Fragments 1.
1964THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACENew York: Lancer Books, [1964]Wrappers. A Lancer Book 1964 on © page. Lancer Books 73-425 (60¢). Reprint collection.
1958CRY HORRORNew York: Avon Publications, Inc., [1958]Wrappers. No statement of printing on © page. AVON T-284 (35¢). Reprint of the 1947 Avon edition of THE LURKING FEAR AND OTHER STORIES.
1953THE CURSE OF YIGSauk City: Arkham House, 1953No statement of printing on © page. Short stories written by Lovecraft from plot outlines by Zealia B. Bishop. All fiction printed here originally collected in BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP and MARGINALIA.
1965DAGON AND OTHER MACABRE TALESSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1965No statement of printing on © page. Four printings, priority as listed:
  • (A) First printing. Thirty-five hundred copies of this book have been printed ... on page [414].
  • (B) Second printing. Three thousand copies of this book have been printed... on page [414].
  • (C) Third printing so indicated on page [414],
  • (D) Fourth printing so indicated on page [414]. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
ALSO: [London]: A Panther Book, [1969]. Wrappers. These stories were first published in Great Britain as part of a/collection, Dagon and other macabre tales, by Victor Gollancz/Limited 1967 on © page. Panther 586 02866 8 (30p). Abridged reprint. Collects fifteen of the thirty-eight pieces.
1966THE DARK BROTHERHOODSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1966No statement of printing on © page. Edited, with an introduction, by August Derleth. Note: Includes collaborations with DERLETH and C. M. EDDY, JR.
1971THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATHNew York: Ballantine Books, [1971]Wrappers. First Printing: February, 197J on © page. Ballantine Books 02146-0-095 (95¢). Edited, with introduction and notes, by Lin Carter. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
1955THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATHBuffalo: Shroud, Publishers, 19551500 numbered copies printed. Binding sequence presumed as listed:
  • (A) Sheets stapled into printed orange wrappers reinforced with black cloth tape or brown paper tape on spine. Earliest distributed copies have dust jacket of white paper stock printed in red and black ink with publisher's address S/9 Michigan Avenue/Buffalo 3, New York on rear panel. Later examples of this dust jacket are rubber-stamped NOTE NEW ADDRESSI332 So. Abbott Rd. R. D. 1/Hamburg, New York.
  • (B) Sheets stapled into printed orange wrappers reinforced with black cloth tape or brown paper tape. Later dust jacket of yellow paper stock printed in black ink with rear panel advertising THE MOON MAKER by Train and Wood and carrying the publisher's 332 SOUTH ABBOTT ROAD HAMBURG, NEW YORK address. Not distributed prior to 1958.
  • (C) Sheets stapled into printed orange wrappers, under an additional stiff yellow wrapper mimeographed in black ink. Not distributed before 1958, as THE MOON MAKER is listed on rear of yellow wrapper.
  • (D) Black cloth, spine stamped in gold. Two variants: (1) Limitation notice glued in stating that 50 copies were so bound. (2) Lacking the glued-in limitation notice. Both variants occur in first and second state dust jackets.
Note: More than 50 copies were bound in cloth. Owings and Chalker in The Index to the Science-Fantasy Publishers state that copies numbered 451-500 were hardbound. Hardbound copies numbered 51, 285, 623, 643, and 644 have been reported or observed. Shroud probably bound cloth copies and distributed both cloth and wrappers states out of numerical sequence and thus copy numbers do not reflect sequence of issue.
  • (E) Boards. Not seen. Listed in Spring 1970 catalogue from Carl's Bookstore, Tacoma, Washington, item 29.
  • (F) De la Ree binding. In 1972 fantasy collector/dealer Gerry de la Ree specially bound 12 copies in black cloth stamped in gold. These copies have a label affixed to the colophon page reading #[number inserted] of 12 specially bound copies of THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH. First edition/First printing, November 1955 on © page. Collected earlier in BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP.
Note: Text of the Shroud edition is offset from the serial printing in The Arkham Sampler, Winter-Autumn 1948.
1970THE DREAMQUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATHNew York: Ballantine Books, [1970]Wrappers. First Printing: May, 1970 on © page. Ballantine Books 01923-7-095 (95¢). Edited, with introduction, by Lin Carter. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
1962DREAMS AND FANCIESSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1962No statement of printing on © page. All fiction reprinted from earlier books.
1945THE DUNWICH HORRORNew York: Published by Bartholomew House, Inc., [1945]Wrappers. No statement of printing on © page. Bart House Mystery 12 (25¢). Reprint collection.
1945THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALESNew York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., [1945]Wrappers. Nd statement of printing on © page. Armed Services Edition 730. Selected, with introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books. Differs from the Bart House collection.
1963THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHERSSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1963No statement of printing on © page. Four printings, priority as listed:
  • (A) First printing. No headbands. Dust jacket price is $5.00.
  • (B) Second printing. Headbands, count 14 black alternating with 14 white stripes. Dust jacket price is $6.50.
  • (C) Third printing. Headbands, count 10 black alternating with 10 white stripes. Dust jacket price is $6.50.
  • (D) Fourth printing so indicated on page [432]. Page 19, line 1, "Elio" corrected to read "Eliot." Edited, with new introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books. Note: Pages 10-309 are offset from the World Publishing Company text of BEST SUPERNATURAL STORIES OF H. P. LOVECRAFT.
ALSO: New York: Lancer Books, [1963]. Wrappers. A Lancer Book 1963 on © page. Lancer Books 72-702 (50'c). Abridged reprint. Prints seven stories from the Arkham House collection.
1969EX OBLIVIONE[Glendale: Roy A. Squires], 1969Wrappers. One hundred twenty-five copies ... have been printed during November of 1969 on page [12]. Two issues, no priority:
  • (A) 99 numbered copies;
  • (B) 26 copies lettered A-Z. Reprinted from BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP.
1951THE HAUNTER OF THE DARKLondon; Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1951No statement of printing on © page. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth. All fiction reprinted from earlier books. Note: Proof copies have title pages dated 1950.
1977HERBERT WEST REANIMATOR[West Warwick, R.I]: Necronomicon Press, 1977Wrappers. One thousand copies of this edition - the first -... have been printed. This is copy number ... on copyright leaf. Offset reproduction printed on rectos only, stapled.
Note: This six-part series is reproduced in facsimile from its original serialized appearance in six issues of Home Brew, February-July, 1922.
1975THE HORROR IN THE BURYING GROUND AND OTHER TALES[Frogmore]: Panther, [1975]Wrappers. First published in Great Britain in 1975 ... on © page. Panther Fiction/Fantasy & Horror 586 04231 8 (60p). Abridged reprint. All stories reprinted from the Arkham House edition of THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONS.
1970THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER RE VISIONSSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1970No statement of printing on © page. Two printings, priority as listed:
  • (A) First printing. Four thousand copies of this book have been printed ... on page [384].
  • (B) Second printing. A second printing of four thousand copies of this book has been made in April 1976 ... on page [390]. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth. Two revisions, "Till All the Seas" by Robert H. Barlow and "Two Black Bottles" by Wilfred B. Talman, appear for the first time in book form with the remainder reprinted from earlier collections. Abridged reprint collection issued later as NINE STORIES FROM THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONS.
ALSO: THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER TALES. [Frogmore]: Panther, [1975]. Wrappers. First published in Great Britain in 1975 ...on © page. Panther Fiction /Fantasy & Horror 586 04230 X (50p). Abridged reprint. Collects nine of the twenty stories.
1945THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLDSauk City: Arkham House, 1945No statement of printing on © page. With AUGUST DERLETH.
1947THE LURKING FEAR AND OTHER STORIESNew York: Avon Book Company, [1947]Wrappers. No statement of printing on © page. Avon 136 (25¢). Reprint collection. Reissued as CRY HORROR!
1964THE LURKING FEAR AND OTHER STORIES[London]: A Panther Book, [1964]Wrappers. This collection first published in Great Britain ... November 1964 on © page. Panther 1759 (3'6). Reprint collection. Contents differ from 1947 Avon collection.
1971THE LURKING FEAR AND OTHER STORIESNew York: Beagle Books, [1971]Wrappers. First printing: January 1971 on © page. A Beagle Horror Collection 95042 (95¢). Reprint collection. Contents differ from 1947 Avon and 1964 Panther collections .
1944MARGINALIASauk: City: Arkham House, 1944No statement of printing on © page. Edited by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
1969MEMORY[Glendale: Roy A. Squires], 1969Wrappers. One hundred twenty-five copies ... have been printed during October of 1969 on page [12]. Two issues, no priority:
  • (A) 99 numbered copies;
  • (B) 26 copies lettered A-Z. Reprinted from BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP.
1971NINE STORIES FROM THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONSNew York: Beagle Books., [1971]Wrappers. First printing: October 1971 on © page. A Beagle Boxer Horror Anthology 95159 (95¢). Abridged reprint. Collects ten (not nine) of the twenty stories in the Arkham House edition of THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONS.
1970NYARLATHOTEP[Glendale: Roy A. Squires], 1970Wrappers. This booklet... has been printed as an edition of 125 copies during December of1969 on page [16]. Two issues, no priority:
  • (A) 99 numbered copies;
  • (B) 26 copies lettered A-Z. Reprinted from BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP.
1939THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERSSauk City: Arkham House, 1939No statement of printing on © page. Edited, with introduction, by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
Note: Various auction and bookseller catalogues have recorded a "second state" dust jacket. Arkham House produced one printing of the jacket. In 1974 Gerry de la Ree of Saddle River, N.J., produced a facsimile reprint, and this later reprint has been incorrectly termed "second state." Commenting on the original dust jacket, August Derleth remarked, "I'm sorry, but no kind of 'Outsider' d/j is still around. I suppose these were destroyed. When A[rkham] H[ouse] was begun, I didn't know enough about publishing to have extra d/j [s] made ..." (letter to Gerry de la Ree from Derleth written in 1970, quoted in Gerry de la Ree, ed., Fantasy Collector's Annual-1974 [Saddle River, N.J.: Gerry de la Ree, 1974],  p. 5).
1968THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME AND OTHER TALES OF HORRORLondon; Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968Boards. No statement of printing on © page. Ten of these sixteen stories were written by AUGUST DERLETH from story fragments and plot outlines by Lovecraft. All stories reprinted from earlier collections.
Note: All observed copies have the half title mounted on a stub.
1936THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTHEverett Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co., 1936Published, April, 1936 on © page.
Note: Publisher states that approximately 400 copies were printed, of which about 200 were bound with the remainder later destroyed. See William L. Crawford, "Lovecraft's First Book," The Shuttered Room (Sauk City: Ark ham House: Publishers, 1959), pp. 287-90. Earliest copies contain numerous corrections in ink in Lovecraft's holograph. An errata leaf and dust jacket were added later. In some eases these were supplied to those receiving early copies without them.
Two dust jacket variants: (1) White paper stock printed in yellow; (2) White paper stock, lettering in silver, illustration in green.
1971THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH AND OTHER STORIES OF HORRORNew York Toronto London Auckland Sydney: Scholastic Book Services, [1971]Wrappers. 1st printing ... December 1971 on © page. Scholastic TK1934 (75¢). Reprint collection. All stories reprinted from earlier books.
1928THE SHUNNED HOUSEAthol. Mass.: Published by W. Paul Cook, The Recluse Press, 1928No statement of printing on © page. 300 copies printed. Paper stock watermarked "Canterbury Laid." Priority of circulation as follows:
  • (A) Copyright notice on verso of title page reading COPYRIGHT 1928 [by W. PAUL COOK uncanceled.
Note: Occurs in sets of unbound sheets and in a few copies eased in Arkham House bindings.
  • (B) Copies distributed by Robert H. Barlow: (1) Cancel copyright notice reading Copyright 1935/R. H. Barlow set in italics, pasted over the original Cook copyright.
Note: Copies with printed 1935 Barlow copyright have been observed (a) as unbound sheets: (b) hand-trimmed and stapled into wrappers; (c) bound in heavy green buckram; (2) Copyright notice in holograph reading ... 1936 ... R. H. Barlow. A single copy recorded bound in decorated boards with cloth spine stamped in silver; (3) Copyright notice in holograph, dated 1938 (reported, but not seen). Note: It is estimated that Barlow received approximately 225 sets of sheets (some of which he reported had been soiled and were unusable) in 1934.
It is rumored that no more than seven copies were cased or given paper covers, and the remainder of the copies he distributed were sets of unbound sheets. Additionally, one copy was bound in full brown leather and presented to Lovecraft in 1935.
  • (C) Copies distributed by Arkham House: (1) Circa 1952? Commenced marketing approximately 50 sets of unbound sheets; (2) 1961. 100 sets of sheets bound in black cloth. Most copies distributed by Arkham House contain a cancel copyright notice listing copyrights for 1936s 1937, 1939, and 1947. This cancel occurs in two states.: (a) book and magazine titles set in bold face; (b) book and magazine titles set in italics.
Notes: (1) Arkham House obtained approximately 150 sets of sheets. (2) One set of unbound sheets has been observed with both Barlow and Arkham House cancels. THE FORGERY: An unknown number of copies were produced circa 1965-1966 using the photo-offset process, printed on laid paper watermarked "Chantry." Probably of British origin. The first recorded copy was located in London in June 1966. A reproduction of the Arkham cancel was affixed to the © page but the original Cook copyright does not appear under it. All recorded copies are bound in red cloth with quarter crushed red morocco spine lettered in gold, bottom to top, THE SHUNNED HOUSE--LOVECRAFT--1928.
1959THE SHUTTERED ROOM AND OTHER PIECESSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1959No statement of printing on © page. Edited with completions, by August Derleth.
1970THE SHUTTERED ROOM AND OTHER TALES OF HORRORLondon: A Panther Book, [1970]Wrappers. Panther Books edition published 1970 oh © page. Panther 586 033998 (30p). With AUGUSTDERLETH. Abridged reprint. Collects the ten Lovecraft/Derleth collaborations from THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR.
1971THE SHUTTERED ROOM AND OTHER TALES OF TERRORNew York: Beagle Books,[1971]Wrappers. First printing: April 1971 on © page. A Beagle Horror Anthology 950.68 (95¢). With AUGUST DERLETH. Reprint collection. Contents differ from 1959 Arkham House and 197'0 Panther Books collections.
1949SOMETHING ABOUT CATSSauk City: Arkham House, 1949No statement of printing on © page. Edited, with preface, by August Derleth.
1957THE SURVIVOR AND OTHERSSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1957No statement of printing on © page. With AUGUST DERLETH.
19673 TALES OF HORROR[Sauk City]: Arkham House, [1967]No statement of printing on © page. Stories reprinted from earlier books.
1969THE TOMB AND OTHER TALES[London]: A Panther Book, [1969]Wrappers. These stories were first published in Great Britain as part l of a collection, Dagon and other macabre tales, by Victor Gollancz Limited 1967. Panther edition of the Tomb published 1969 on © page. Panther 586 02903 6 (25p). Reprint collection. All stories reprinted from earlier books.
1974THE WATCHERS OUT OF TIME AND OTHERSSauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1974No statement of printing on © page. With AUGUST DERLETH. Reprint collection with the exception of "The Watchers Out of Time."
1944THE WEIRD SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURALNew York: Published by Bartholomew House, Inc., [1944]Wrappers. No statement of printing on © page. Bart House Novel 4 (25¢). Reprint collection.
1970WHAT THE MOON BRINGS[Glendale: Roy A. Squires], 1970Wrappers. One hundred twenty-five copies ... have been printed during January and February of 1970 on page [16]. Two issues, no priority:
  • (A) 99 numbered copies;
  • (B) 26 copies lettered A-Z. Reprinted from BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP.

H. P. Lovecraft – First Printing Dust Jacket Identification Points

Gallery of First state Dust Jackets of Lovecraft’s works. Only includes the first appearance in book form. Either the UK or US edition and does not include later printings.

Reference:

  • Wikipedia
  • L. W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction.

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