Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Marvel Tales 1934

It seems in Lovecraftian antiquarianism, even someone who writes something about Lovecraft also becomes part of that unending chain of Lovecraft's Legacy. Thus a 1979 letter attached to a 1934 magazine with Lovecraft's handwiritng in it. Still, $2500 is a bit steep for my blood. -Chrispy.

Seller's description: Title: Marvel Tales, Vol. I, No. 1, with Edits in Lovecraft's Hand. // Author: LOVECRAFT, H.P. /// Everett, PA: Fantasy Publications, May, 1934. First edition, Twelvemo, Pale blue pictorial wrappers with black print, stapled. // From one of the greatest science fiction / horror fanzines with an impressive list of contributors, this inaugural issue of "Marvel Tales" features stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Lloyd Eshbach, August Derleth, Natalie Wooley, and David H. Keller. // Wrappers are chipped and split along edges where it overhangs the textblock; corners are worn; pamphlet is partially split at spine. Textblock is age toned and leaves are a bit brittle but completely intact. // Several small corrections have been accomplished in black throughout Celephaïs, H.P. Lovecraft's story in this issue, which have been attributed to Lovecraft himself, supported by a 1979 letter [included] from John H. Stanley of the Brown University Library, affirming his belief that these are indeed Lovecraft's own corrections. The letter is typed on Brown University Library stationary and bears some age-toning and stains along the upper and lower edges.

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