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1 CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN: 1962 — 1975. 23 Issues total!
North Bergen, N.J. Larry Ivie. 
CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN was an early — and one of the better challengers — to Forrest Ackerman's, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. "COF" ran to twenty-five issues and one Annual, I offer a nearly complete run, (Issues #1-14; 16-18; 21 - 25 and the 1967 Annual); twenty - three issues total. Illustrated throughout by black & white photographs and printed upon pulp paper. The issues are in good to g+ condition. Not as common as FAMOUS MONSTERS due to spotty distribution, "COF" offered articles on B movies, Fans and Fanzines of the time as well. 
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2 (A. MERRITT) FANTASY MAGAZINE. September, 1934 The Digest of Imaginative Literature
New York Conrad H. Ruppert 1934 
The excellent 'zine produced by the team of Conrad H. Ruppert, Julius Schwartz, Raymond A. Palmer, Mortimer Weisinger, Milton Kaletsky, and Forrest J. Ackerman - the heavy hitters of Fandom in the 1930's. This slam-bang issue features a short story by A. Merritt entitled, "The Drone," short story, "The Chuckler" by Donald Wandrei, and an interview with Murray Leinster by Will Jenkins (or author interviews "self.") The series COSMOS though mentioned is not present; issues were printed with the ongoing series and without. I think you had to specially subscribe to get COSMOS. A near fine issue of a legendary fanzine/semipro-zine. 
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3 (BEAN, Sean, BLOOM, Orlando, MORTENSEN, Viggo LORD OF THE RINGS: Boromir, Legolas & Aragorn.
n.p.: 
Photograph of the three heroes from the wonderful movie, given to those who worked on the film set, SIGNED by all three. Fine. 
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4 (BLAYLOCK, James P.) JAMES P. BLAYLOCK. a bibliography of his fiction: [SIGNED]
[Long Beach, Calif.]: [Wonderworld Books], [1986?]. First printing. Leaf of paper folded to make four. 
The author's 1st bibliography printed I believe for the occasion of a book signing at the now sadly defunct, Wonderworld Books, formerly of Long Beach. A single leaf folded to make four,tThere couldn'tve been more than 100 printed for the afternoon attendees. Quite scarce thus. SIGNED by the author after the fact. Fine. 
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5 (BLISH, JAMES, PIPER, H. BEAM). COMMON TIME - American Science Fiction Magazine.
Sydney, Australia: Malian Press, 1955. Staplebound wraps. 
Issue #35 of a forty-one issue run of this digest sized pulp - think more like comic-book only smaller format. This issue features noted author, James Blish appearing under a house pseudonym of David Grennel. Also appearing are two additional stories - "Genesis" by H. Beam Piper, and "Last Stand of a Grenadier," by Grennel. Cover by Stanley Pitt. Very nice, fine condition. 
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6 (BRADBURY, LOVECRAFT, ROBERT E. HOWARD,LEIBER, CLARK ASHTON SMITH). THE PRIVATE PRESS OF ROY A. SQUIRES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, 1987. First Edition. Handsewn into heavy cover papers. As new. 
The Private Press of Roy A. Squires' was the noted printer's bibliography of his own printing publications and was ironically the last booklet he printed as he died of cancer the following year. Roy A. Squires was one of Ray Bradbury's earliest friends when the author moved to California, and it was Squires who took Ray to his first LASFAS meeting at Clifton Cafeteria. Squires was also Clark Ashton Smith's friend and literary executor after Smith's death. Squires also met and befriended H. P. Lovecraft's wife - Sonia Greene and Clark Ashton Smith's wife, Carol Dorman. But Squires will best be remembered as the printer/publisher of booklets of the highest quality, printing upon a small primitive press from handset type, utilizing fine papers of authors, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton smith, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Frank Belknap Long, and his friend, Phil Garland. Squires printed 39 booklets including this, his bibliography.This state of his bibliography comprise what he termed his "larger paper copy" of 80 numbered copies with leaves tipped-in from six of his publications. 
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7 (DE, CAMP, L. SPRAGUE), LAUGHLIN, Charlotte & LEAVACK, Daniel. DE CAMP: An L. Sprague De Camp Bibliography. [SIGNED]
San Francisco, CA./Columbia, PA. Underwood-Miller, 1983. 0934438714 First Edition. Cloth.n Fine. Issued w/o d.j. Jacket Signed
The Underwood/Miller bibliographies are all excellent and it's a shame they didn't continue: The alphabetical listings along with book cover reproductions in the book add to the ease of identification which is sometimes not taken into account with more formal bibliographies. Give me Underwood/Miller anytime! Covers the author's long career: Only three books were published after the bibliogaphy. Still shrinkwraped. 
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8 (DICK, PHILIP K.) A CRACK IN SPACE
Wallington, UK Severn House 1989 [First British Hardcover} 
An SF novel from the middle his most productive decade - the 1960's. In typical Dick fashion, middle to lower middle class worker discovers a paralell universe. Blue collar workers were often heroes in his fictions; he always identified with the common man. The paper lightly toned - an unavoidable annoyance of these British editions. 
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9 (DICK, Philip K.) Edited by Patricia S. Warrick & Martin H. Greenberg ROBOTS, ANDROIDS, & MECHANICAL ODDITIES The Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick
Carbondale & Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1984 [First edition] 
A collection of fifteen, PKD short stories devoted to the question he posed often: What is human? What is machine? What is the difference? It's an interesting selection covering Dick's creative career - 1952 to 1980, to see how the themes continued to interest him throughout his life, and how his views evolved. An unread copy in d.j., still shrinkwrapped. 
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10 (DICK, PHILIP K.) Gregg Rickman PHILIP K. DICK: THE LEST TESTAMENT
Long Beach, California Fragments West/The Valentine press 1985 [First edition} 
The companion volume to the author's first book on PKD - "PHILIP K. DICK: IN HIS OWN WORDS," although this book focusses primarily on Phil's "visions" & philosophy and especially his VALIS experiences. PKD was a very sensitive, caring individual, more considerate of others than himself and these human qualities come through most accurately in his own words in Rickman's books. Wraps. Fine copy. 
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11 (H.P. LOVECRAFT) Robert M. Price, editor. (H.P. LOVECRAFT) CRYPT OF CTHULHU Edited by Robert M. Price: 1st 85 issues!

CRYPT OF CTHULHU evolved from a one-man-24-page effort to a 64-page publication that become the premiere H.P. Lovecraft journal for more than a decade. Editor Robert M. Price wrote every article in the first issue and even illustrated it as well! The 2nd issue received contributions — in addition to the editor — from Charles Garofalo, Ronald Shearer, and C.J. Henderson; by the time issue #9 came around, "COC" had attracted the Lovecraft Illuminati: S.T. Joshi, Peter Cannon, Will Murray, Lin Carter, Colin Wilson, Don Burleson, Darrell Schweitzer, Richard L. Tierney, and artist Jason Eckhardt who's illustration would grace many of its covers. COC would not only publish noteworthy articles on H.P. Lovecraft and his work, but poetry, unpublished fragments, letters, false-starts, etc., by HPL and other notables including, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, E. Hoffmann Price and other members of the HPL circle of acquaintances, and tales by the current Cabal of Lovecraft-styled fictions. The first 10 issues are especially difficult to acquire, with the first three or four, seem to move underground from collector to collector without ever coming to the mainstream market. Never seen another such set offered! I am also including variant issues and SHUDDER STORIES #1, and RISQUE STORIES #1, also published by CRYPT OF CTHULHU. Bringing the total to around 90 issues. 
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12 (HOWARD, Robert E.) KEEGAN, Jim & Ruth. ROBERT E. HOWARD and Two Gun Bob. [SIGNED]
n.p., [Jim & Ruth Keegan] 2007. [First edition]. 
Thirty-five page color & black & white booklet featuring the husband and wife team of the Keegans - Jim & Ruth who've been publishing the illustrated life of Robert E. Howard or "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob" as he was nicknamed by H.P. Lovecraft. There are other paintings and drawings as well. Fine work by artists who've read and care about the work! An edition limited to 1,000 copies. Although not called for this copy is SIGNED by both on the cover "Jim & Ruth! 07." 
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13 (HOWARD, Robert E.) TEVIS CLYDE SMITH TEVIS CLYDE SMITH — Early friend of REH!: T.L.s. TO GEORGE HAMILTON, editor of CROSS PLAINS!
Brownwood, Texas 1975 
One-page letter of just over 300 words from Robert E. Howard friend, Tevis Clyde Smith, to the editor of the terrific but short-lived semi-pro zine, CROSS PLAINS, published by George Hamilton. Smith congratulates Hamilton on his publication of SHADOW OF THE HUN, asks if back issues are available and announces one of his own upcoming publications. "Thank you for the nice things you've done for me and best wishes for SHADOW of the HUN and your books to follow." Signed, "Tevis." 
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14 (HOWARD, Robert E.) TORBETT, Frank FRANK TORBETT: (3)TLs., & POSTCARD Dated, 1943, RE: ROBERT E. HOWARD. SIGNED!
1943 
Three letters and one postcard from Frank Torbett — friend and collaborator on the tale, A THUNDER OF TRUMPETS with Robert E. Howard. The letters are all dated 1943 and are in response to requests from F.(Franklin) Lee Baldwin, noted fan and one of the contributing editors to fan/magazine, THE ACOLYTE. Baldwin was seeking information about REH's background —"I will be glad to give you any information I can in regard to Robert E. Howard. For some years he and I were intimate friends. His family and mine were good friends . . . He was intellectual and possessed an outstanding personality . . . He was very loyal to his friends and devoted to his parents . . . He spent most of his time writing and studying . . . Did not mix with people much. Had very few intimate friends." Nice to have some interesting insights related from his own era. The letters are all signed in black fountain pen and in excellent condition. 
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15 (LEIBER, Fritz). WHISPERS. Vol. 4, No. 1-2. Whole #13-14.
Brown's Mills, N.J., Stuart David Schiff, 1979. First Edition 
A special 250 SIGNED copy, clothbound edition of the double WHISPERS issue devoted to Fritz Leiber, Jr. Includes not only fiction by Leiber, but Etchison, Zelazny, Charles Grant, Lumley and others; an article devoted to Leiber by James Wade entitled—LEIBER REVISITED:FROM HYDE PARK TO GEARY STREET. There are also articles on HPL by H. Warner Munn. and J. Vernon Shea. Photographs of HPL, Leiber, and artwork by John Stewart, Stephen Fabian, Dennis Tiani and others. A splendid issue with the only drawback with the hardbound issue was that the Stephen Fabian color cover was not bound into the hardbound issue! As new copy issued w/o d.j. 
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16 (LEINSTER, MURRAY) FANTASY MAGAZINE. October-November, 1934 The Digest of Imaginative Literature
New York Conrad H. Ruppert 1934 
The excellent 'zine produced by the team of Conrad H. Ruppert, Julius Schwartz, Raymond A. Palmer, Mortimer Weisinger, Milton Kaletsky, and Forrest J. Ackerman - the heavy hitters of Fandom in the 1930's. This issue would interest you pulp collectors as it devotes itself to the finest SF pulp of its era, ASTOUNDING, featuring interviews with F. Orlin Tremaine, editor, Desmond Hall, asistant editor, and ASTOUNDING artist, Elliott Dold; continues its conversation will William Fitzgerald Jenkins and why he uses a pen-name - and the MURRAY LEINSTER pseudonym is pronounced "Len-ster" after the Irish kings. The series COSMOS added as an extra. A very good copy. 
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17 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) NATIONAL TRIBUTE. December, 1921
Brooklyn N.Y. Dorothy Houtain 1921 
Apparently Ms., MacLaughlin is single no longer and has moved to Brooklyn to be with her new husband, George Houtain. Mrs., Houtain defends the National Amateur Association against the critique of Howard P. Lovecraft (then a United Amateur member), that they - the National - "do not spend enough ime on literary attainment and too much time in digging up other peoples' skeletons and trying to bring them to life." Her points are well taken. 
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18 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) NATIONAL TRIBUTE. April, 1922
Brooklyn N.Y. Dorothy Houtain 1922 
Houtain - a rather witty chap - devotes the last page of the 'zine to a meeting of the four "Saints" of A.J., with "St. Philip (Howard Phillips Lovecraft) occupying the stellar position in the North" with Loveman as the South, Rheinhart Kleiner the East and Houtain himself as the West. Houtain a long time amateur journalist accords HPL his due as the best of them all. 
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19 (LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE LIBERAL. Feb.,1923. Vol. 1, No. 3
Ridgefarm, IL. Paul J. Campbell 1923 First Printing. 
". . . Howard P. Lovecraft stands out as the finest specimen of literary amateur ever developed by the UNITED." A lengthy paragraph about HPL & his amateur publication - THE CONSERVATIVE. 
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20 (LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE NATIONAL AMATEUR: Dec., 1934. Vol., 57, No. 2.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan Chester P. Bradley 1934 
It's 1934 and Lovecraft is still at it, critiquing the VERSE when his talent clearly wasn't in VERSE! I suppose it didn't really matter much anyway! He got the front page on this issue. V.g., copy unfolded. 
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21 (LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE TRYOUT. Dec. 1936. Vol. 18, No. 3.
Haverhill, MASS: C.W. Smith, 193 6. Wraps. 
One very brief comment about Lovecraft but more importantly ARTHUR GOODENOUGH is dead. GOODENOUGH and LOVECRAFT were friends and GOODENOUGH one of the most respected of the poets who very much admired Lovecraft. Nice copy with string tie. #HPL5 
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22 (LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE TRYOUT. Sept. 1936. Vol. 18, No. 1.
Haverhill, MASS: C.W. Smith, 1936 Wraps. 
One very brief mention of Lovecraft visiting Robert Barlow . Nice copy with string tie. #23HPL 
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23 (LOVECRAFT, H.P. ) THE TRYOUT. July, 1937. Vol. 18, No. 8.
Haverhill, Mass. C.W. Smith 1937 
Printer, Smith notes some errors in the previous issue - "Some regrettable blunders occurred in the June Tryout. Page 2 & 3 of President Martin's contribution are mixed up - her fine HPL tribute." Also notes HPL's first fictional appearances in TRYOUT. #HPL24 
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24 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. 1922, Sept., Vol. 8, No. 3
Haverhill, MASS CW. Smith 
A page devoted to Lovecraft and his travels and whom he's met - including Alfred Galpin. "It looks as though Howard P. Lovecraft is trying to wrest the title of champion globe trotter from Billy Stoddard. . . every time we hear from Howard the postmark registers a different town . . . " No string-tie. Else v.g. #11bHPL 
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25 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. November 1921. Vol. XLVI, No. 2.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. John Milton Heins 1921 
Lovecraft is mentioned in the paragraph devoted to his & Sonia Greene's publication - THE RAINBOW, which received Amateur Journal of the year status. Folded for mailing. Good to vg. copy. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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26 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) BACON'S ESSAYS. Summer,1929. Vol. 2, No. 1.
St. Louis, MO.: Victor Edward Bacon, 1929. First printing. 
Lovecraft is present with one of his finest non-fiction pieces, his brilliant Virginia cave descriptions - "The Descent into Avernus." Folded for mailing. Bedsheet format, folded for mailing. A vg.-, copy. JOSHI: I-B-ii-121. HPL06/17 
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27 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE PIPER. Sept. 1915, Number Three.
Brooklyn Rheinhart Kleiner First printing. Staplebound. Very good. 
Rhinehart Kleiner was one of Lovecraft's earliest friends in amateur journalism - his name forms the first portion of the group of amateurs known as "THE KLEICOMOLO" (Kleiner, Maurice Moe, Edward Cole, & HPL) and published issues of his 'zine - THE PIPER on and off till his death in 1949. In this issue, Kleiner writes a poem in the eighteenth century style of HPL on the theme - London Bridge is Falling Down; he also devotes a very long column to HPL's CONSERVATIVE - "The CONSERVATIVE. . . more than fulfills the expectations aroused by the previouw issue and it is safe to say that few papers . . . have attained to an equally high standard of excellence." Then goes on at length analyzing Lovecraft's remarks about poetry. NOT noted in JOSHI but commentary ABOUT Lovecraft by his contemporaries just gives you the sense of what a giant in the field he was, even early in his writing career. 
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28 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) BACON'S ESSAYS. Summer,1927. Vol. 1, No. 1.
St. Louis, MO.: Victor Edward Bacon, 1927. First printing. Staplebound. 
Lovecraft is present on the cover with his essay, "A Matter of Uniteds." HPL had no patience with the constant squabbles within the Amateur Journal factions. Folded for mailing. Larger format journal stapled. A near fine copy. JOSHI: I-B-ii-0175. HPL06/17 
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29 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #20. Vol. 3, No. 4. Eastertide 1984.
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1984. First Printing. Fine. 
An entire issue of this noted HPL publication devoted this time to the poetry of H.P. Lovecraft. Issued in stiff illustrated paper covers. A copy of the 1st issuance, in orange covers. 
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30 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #35. Vol. 5, No. 1. Hallowmass 1985.
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1985. First Printing. Fine. 
An entire issue of this noted HPL publication devoted this time to the CTHULHU MYTHOS of H.P. Lovecraft.; what was it; its meaning and how the Mythos applies to the tales. Issued in stiff illustrated paper covers. 
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31 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE UNITED AMATEUR. Jan.,1923. Vol. XXII, No.3.
Columbiana, OH.: Howard Jeffreys, 1923. First printing. Staplebound. Very good. 
Lovecraft is noted in a six-line paragrah in "News Notes" as "doing a great amount of outside work - revision and fiction, and has just finished a four-page story....The Lurking Fear" for HOME BREW, which will have eight illustrations by Clark Ashton Smith. Maurice Moe present with his "Appreciation of Poetry." 
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32 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Sep. 1929. Vol. 8, No. 11.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1929. First printing. Wraps. A fine copy. 
HPL's is noted in the section labeled, "Tryouts" with his publication in the hardcover anthologies, "Beware the Dark" and "Not at Night." His travels also are noteworthy, visiting the schoolhouse where "Mary's Little Lamb" occurred. Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. #HPL3 
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33 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Aug. 1929. Vol. 13, No. 1.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1929. First printing. Wraps. A fine copy. 
HPL's is noted as receiving a visit from V. E. Bacon, publisher and editor of the A.J., "Bacon's Essays." Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. Verified 05/04/15. #33HPL 
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34 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jun. 1929. Vol. 12, No. 11.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1929. First printing. Wraps. A very good copy. 
HPL's "has an attack of wanderlust fever" as his travels are noted in a long paragraph - the editor, "Tryout" Smith was able to follow Lovecraft's progress via the many postcards he received! Folded for mailing, silk-tie present.#29HPL 
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35 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Mar. 1928. Vol. 11, No. 12.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1928. First printing. Wraps. A fine copy. 
"White Fire," by John Ravenor Bullen is given a full-page review and Lovecraft's editorship and personal involvement in the book's production is given much attention. Folded for mailing, silk-tie present.#9HPL 
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36 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Sep.1928. Vol. 12, No. 7.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1928. First printing. Wraps. A v.g+ copy. 
A short paragraph announcing a Lovecraft story to appear in a 7th grade schoolbook "to be published by Macaullan Co., a publisher of school publications." To my knowledge this Lovecraft appearance has never been verified! Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. #29HPL 
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37 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jul. 1929. Vol. 12, No.12.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1929. First printing. Wraps. A fine copy. 
HPL's is noted as receiving a visit from James F. Morton on June, 15. Folded for mailing, silk-tie present.#29HPL 
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38 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jun. 1928. Vol. 12, No. 2.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1928. First printing. Wraps. A vg copy. 
HPL's is noted as "on business in New York...looking up an old group of friends...A good time was had by all." Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. #36HPL. 
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39 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jul. 1928. Vol. 12, No. 3.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1928. First printing. Wraps. A vg copy. 
HPL's is accorded a half-page article under the title, "A Brattleboro Meet" gathering H.P. Lovecraft, W. Paul Cook, Vrest Orton, Arthur Goodenough and Walter J. Coates at Goodenough's house on June, 17th. Apparently a newspaperman from the Brattleboro paper was present as well. Anyone ever seen mention of this newspaper article? Folded for mailing, silk-tie present.#28HPL 
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40 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Aug. 1928. Vol. 12, No. 4.
Haverhill, MASS: C.W. Smith, 1928. First printing. Wraps. Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. A vg copy. 
Under "NOTES" HPL travels are documented via the many postcards TRYOUT received, but he had to "cut short due to illness in the family." #28HPL 
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41 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Dec. 1928. Vol.12, No.7.
Haverhill, MASS: C.W. Smith 1928. First printing. Wraps. Folded for mailing, silk-tie present. A vg copy. 
HPL is noted as having a story appear in O'Brien's best stories of the year; his "Supernatural Horror in Literature" is now available in "book form" actually it's "The Recluse" printing by W. Paul Cook. #29HPL 
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42 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #31. Vol. 4, No. 6. Roodmas 1985.
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1985. First Printing. 
An Issue containing previously unpublished stories by Clark Ashton Smith; Robert E. Howard; Gary Myers; Lin Carter; Frank Belknap Long, and Duane Rimel. Beautiful Stephen Fabian cover. Near fine copy. 
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43 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #16. Vol. 2, No. 8. Michalmas 1983.
n.p. Cryptic Publications 1983. First Printing. 
An Issue containing a little known collaboration bwetween Duane Rimel and HPL entitled: "The Tree on the Hill", a previously unpublished Robert E. Howard yarn �"The Hand of Obeah"; Clark Ashton Smith's last go thru of "Double Cosmos;" Robert Bloch's, July, 1937 Weird Tale appearance � "The Creeper in the Crypt;" and an uncollected August Derleth, Mythos story �"Something from Out There." V.g.� Near fine copy. 
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44 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE DOPE SHEET. Apr. 1924. No. 8.
Plainfield, N.J.: A.M. Adams, 1924. Single leaf folded to make 4 pgs. Very good. 
"Congratulations to Sonia Greene Lovecraft and Howard P. Lovecraft." Doesn't mention what the congratulations were for but everyone in Amateurdom knew that they had just gotten married. 
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45 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE CLEVELAND SUN. No. 5, August 1919.
West Park, OH Moitoret & Dowdell 1919 
Another amateur feud - or as I like to call them - tempests in teapots - under the header of "THAT ALL AMATEURS MAY KNOW," Lovecraft indeed DOES seem to be in the wrong here, or gotten his facts scrambled - "In the July . . . Conservative, that ultra-literary gentleman, Howard P. Lovecraft, stoops to an attempt to besmiorch the character of Mr. Dowdell with a recitation of alleged facts that the least investigation would prove to be false." Apparantly HPL accused Dowdell of NOT being a memober of the UNITED and for misuses of money. "The SUN . . . has never had occasion to refer to HPL heretofore but in a playful manner for his stand on various topies has only amused us. But when he brands the amateurs of Cleveland as 'turbulent' and their activity as 'blatant vulgarity' he presents a target for criticism too glaring to miss." There is also a humorous cartoon of HPL. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. An early mention of HPL. Folded for mailing and in good condition. 
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46 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CAUSERIE. February, 1936.
Coral Gables, Florida: E.A. Edkins, 1936. Wraps. Very good +. 
Lovecraft is present with the last poem in his "Fungi From Yuggoth" cycle - "Continuity." There is a long two page review of Frank Belknap Long's - "Goblin Tower" printed by Robert Barlow; also noted is the publication of "The Cats of Ulthar" HPL's famous rarity; and mentions throughout of HPL's trips etc. Joshi: I-B-iii-77 
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47 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE HUB CLUB QUILL. Jan., 1921. Vol., XIII, No. 1.
Coral Gables, Florida: E.A. Edkins, 1921. Wraps. Very good. 
Lovecraft attends Hub Club Quill meetings and misses one because of illness. Brief mentions perhaps, but these early Amateurs are scarce. 
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48 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) IN A MINOR KEY. OP 2. . [1915].
Brooklyn, New York: Emolyn G.S. Isaacson, 1915. Wraps. Very good +. 
A very strong attack against H.P. Lovecraft and his amateur journal, "The Conservative" is taken in the essay "Concerning the Conserative" by Charles D. Isaacson in his two page essay - "Mr. Lovecraft is "against freedom of speech," "Against freedom of thought," against the liberty of the press, is against tolerance of color, creed and equality, upholds race prejudice, in favor of monarchy and despite his repeated abeisance to the intellectuality and spirituality of the Jew, he continually attempts to place him apart..." Most vociferous acqusations in this excellent article a major critique of its time against Lovecraft's immature views. An unfolded copy. 
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49 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) JUSTICE . Mar., 1928.
Warren, OH: Jacob Moidel, 1928 Wraps. Very good +. 
This issue is totally devoted to John Ravenor Bullen's poetry book, "White Fire" that Lovecraft edited and wrote the introduction. A paragraph of commendation is accorded HPL's excellent introduction. One page folded making four. No mailing crease.. 
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50 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Mar. 1922. Vol. 7, No. 11.
Haverhill, MASS: C.W. Smith, 1922. Wraps. Folded for mailing, lacking string-tie. A good copy. 
Lovecraft is present under the guise of Lewis Theobald, Jr., with his dedicatory salute to Jonathan Hoag "ON A POET'S NINETY-FIRST BIRTHDAY." Joshi: I-B-iii-221. #11aHPL 
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51 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. May, 1924. Vol 9., No. 5.
Plaistow, N.H.: C. W. Smith, 1924. Wraps. Near fine. 
Lovecraft is not mentioned but his wife Sonia - "Sonia Greene Lovecraft has had a happy month in adjusting [to] her new home." Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #10HPL 
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52 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. May, 1934. Vol 16., No. 5.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1934. Fine 
C.W. Smith notes that Lovecraft is "journeying in the Southland as guest of Robert Barlow, story laureate last year"; also poetry by HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present.#15HPL 
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53 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. July, 1934. Vol 16., No. 6.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1934. Wraps. Very good. 
C.W. Smith notes that Lovecraft E. Hoffmann Price "collaborated on a story entitled, 'Through the gates of the Silver Key' which appeared in the July issue of WEIRD TALES;" also poetry by HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. 
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54 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Aug, 1934. Vol 16., No. 7.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1934. Wraps. Very good. 
C.W. Smith notes two mentions of Lovecraft: "James F. Morton . . . spent three days in Providence as a guest of HPL where a 'talk feast' was held; and "HPL has returned home after an extended jaunt. . . visiting friends and historical places;" also poetry by HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Tributes to Edith Miniter who died the previous month. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #31HPL 
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55 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Oct. 1939. Vol 20., No. 2.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1939. Wraps. Very good. 
A paragraph on Amateur Journalism is quoted from Lovecraft, possibly originally in a letter to TRYOUT Smith - "Amateur journalism is a pastime, but it is more than a common pastime. It is at bottom a spontaneous striving for untrammelled artistic expression on the part of those unable to speak as they choose through the recognized literary channels ans as such it possesses the fundamentals which makes for permenant endurance." also poetry from HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #27HPL 
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56 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Apr. 1939. Vol 19., No. 9.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1939. Wraps. Very good. 
A three-page article by C.W. Smith entitled "Passed On" where he comments on the loss of Goodenough, Lovecraft and Clemence. . . "Lovecraft . . . as a writer in every line of literature, there were few his superior. As a writer of weird stories, he excelled." Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #26HPL 
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57 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jan., 1924. Vol 9., No. 1.
Plaistow, N.H.: C. W. Smith, 1924. Wraps. Very good. 
Brieg mention of Lovecraft in "AROUND THE CIRCLE" - "Sonia Green is doing some prodding in the United, and with the able assistance of Howard Lovecraft in the official chair, she will no doubt soon have the United in a fair way to become the rival of the Nation, as it once was." Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #35HPL 
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58 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Sept. 1931. Vol. 14, No. 5.
Haverhill, MASS.: C.W. Smith, 1931. Wraps. Very good. 
HPL is briefly noted by C.W. Smith - "Lovecraft has returned to Providence where he will stay until again attacked by the "wanderlust" bug. #1HPL. 
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59 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Oct. 1934. Vol 16., No. 9.
Haverhill, Mass.: C. W. Smith, 1934. Wraps. Very good. 
A brief mention of Lovecraft on the last page - A LETTER - Drusilla Crankshaw, noting HPL's visit to Nantucket. Wonder if he wrote any limericks while there? Poetry from HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present.#14HPL 
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60 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. May, 1923. Vol. XLV, No. 5.
Columbia, OH Harry E. Martin. 1923 
H.P. Lovecraft is not only President of NAPA, he is present in this issue with the first appearance of his early tale - "HYPNOS;" and if that weren't enough, his prose poem - "WHAT THE MOON BRINGS" is also here and a PRESIDENTS MESSAGE of well more than a full-page! Frank Belknap Long is present with his piece - INGENUE. You might as well just call it an all Lovecraft issue! - or a DOUBLE JOSHI! JOSHI: I-B-i-30 & I-B-i-63. Bedsheet format, folded for mailing. Some penned marks on rear page - just names & addresses being checked off, nothing affecting the text. Otherwise a v.g.+, copy. JOSHI: I-B-i-30. 
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61 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. December 1933. Vol. 56 No. 2
Philadelphia F. Earl Bonnell 1933 First Printing. 
The National Amateur was arguably the most professional amateur journal of its day; neatly typeset in strict tidy columns and able to accomodate the many words per page required by HPL for his critical evaluations of Amateur verse.. Lovecraft is still the Critic for Verse and devotes more than a page - this front page - and more to the subject. HPL must've been a very fast reader indeed considering the amount of verse he comments upon. 1933 was not a productive year in his own writing career as he commented himself in a letter dated, "October, 1933" - "I am at a sort of standstill in writing--disgusted at much of my older work, & uncertain as to avenues of improvement." He also moved into his last residence - 66 College Street. A nice copy that was never folded. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. JOSHI: I-B-II-105. 
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62 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE FOSSIL. July, 1953. No. 1398.
Newtonville, MASS. Edward H. Cole 
One-page-plus (bedsheet sized) article by H.C. Koenig entitled, "Notes on Literary Defectives" . . . "searching for the genesis of the ideas and plots used by various authors." HPL is noted. Koenig is also present in a photo of the fiftieth reunion of THE FOSSILS. An unfolded copy, quite nice. 
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63 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. 1935. Vol. 17, No. 1 (April)
Haverhill, MASS C.W. Smith 
The short poem, APRIL - by HPL leads off the issue and HYMAN BRADOFSKY runs for PRESIDENT of the Association. V.g.,+, with String-tie still attached. NOT in Joshi. #HPL6 
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64 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) The AFTERMATH. November, 1921.
Edith Miniter Very good. 
H.P. Lovecraft is prominently mentioned throughout in Edith Miniter's recollections of the 1921 Convention in Boston Entitled, "Dedicated (in Chapter Headings) to Howard P. Lovecraft" - "Those you yearn to read about sitting up all night parties and witnessings . . . must consult H. P. Lovecraft memory . . . The banquet was a pleasant affair with one exceptionally fine speech, that of Howard P. Lovecraft, his subject being "Within the Gates," . . . he was much funnier . . . I assure you, He equals anything I ever heard . . . After adjournment we went to the ball game and to Revere Beacu, where H.P. Lovecraft dropped 85 feet and all was over. . . H.P. Lovecraft reports going home at midnight of July 6 and sleeping 18 hours without taking anything off . . ." and more! 
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65 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Mar.,1917. Vol. 3, No. 4.
Haverhill, Mass.: C.W. Smith, 1917. First printing. Wraps. 
HPL is the dominant figure of the issue with his poems: TO MR. LOCKHART ON HIS POETRY, and PACIFIST WAR SONG-1917 by Lewis Theobald, Jr.; HPL is also the subject of the poem, MY FRIEND H.L. Poet of the Old School by Chester Prince Monroe. JOSHI: I-B-iii-139 & I-B-iii-193. Folded for mailing else a nice copy of a journal approaching 100 years old! Silk-tie present.#16HPL 
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66 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #33. Vol. 4, No. 8. Lammas, 1985.
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1985. First Printing. 
An Issue devoted to the preeminent HPL scholar of his time, Dirk Mosig. Featuring some of his best articles on HPL, and articles by others about him! V.g.�Near fine. 
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67 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Sept. 5, 1934. Vol. 57 No. 1
Great Neck, N.Y., Red Rooster, 1934 Fine. 
Lovecraft is less than three years away from death yet he cannot break his bonds with Amateur Journalism: As he is the Chairman of the Bureau of Critics for Poetry. His entry is headed with the following quote: "Lovecraft Finds Much Good Verse: Commends Improvement campagian." HPL devotes nearly a full-page, two whole columns to amateur verse criticism. Also noted in the column, "A.J.'s Keep On the Jump" - Howard Lovecraft visited R.H. Barlow in Deland, Fla., and the Fossil Library in Philadelphia. . . He entertained James Morton at his Providence home the first days of August." With a quick note on Robert Barlow - "Bob Barlow . . . leaves Florida for Washington D.D. for optical treatment. When he isn't caring for his six cats or indulging in a bit of amateur photography, Barlow works on his 50 chapter book." FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. H'mm??? Wonder what that was!??? JOSHI: I-B-ii-108. 
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68 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #54 & #69. Vol. 9, No. 2. Yuletide 1989. TWO ISSUES!
Upper Montclair, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1989. First Printing. Fine. 
The 2nd & third issues of this noted HPL publication devoted to the late HPL & fantasy enthusiast, Lin Carter. The 2nd issue presents unpublished and variants of published stories. The issue selects writings from his entire career. Issued in stiff illustrated paper covers. 
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69 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) JUSTICE . Feb., 1927.
Warren, OH: Jacob Moidel, 1927 Wraps. 
This issue is devoted to "Baby Meryl Marcella Hoyt" and the celebration of her 1st birthday. H.P. Lovecraft has proven indeed that he was just an old softy, with his sweet poem - TO MISS BERYL HOYT: Upon Her First Birthday - - February 21, 1927. JOSHI: I-B-iii-190. 
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70 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Nov., 1915. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2.
Brooklyn, Ernest Alfred Dench, 1915 
Lovecraft's poem, ON A NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE SEEN BY MOONLIGHT I is commented upon in three paragraphs - "What has become of the race which made New England virile . . . " racist commentary with quotes from HPL's poem. Even at this early date in his amateur career, Lovecraft is already attracting attention! 
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71 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Mar. 1916. Vol. 38, No. 4.
Brooklyn, Ernest Alfred Dench, 1916 
Lovecraft's poem, A MISSISSIPPI AUTUMNI is commented upon in three short paragraphs and quotations from the poem - "We are not advised as to whether Mr. Lovecraft ever experienced an autumn in Mississippi, but he has made that season of the year in that place alluring in the lines: "The genial summer hours, so lately flown, Still haunt the mind, a precious mem'ry grown" etc. Another very early appearance and appraisal of HPL. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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72 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Sept., 1918. Vol XLI, No. 1
Athol, MASS. W. Paul Cook, 1918. 
Another of Paul Cook's very handsomely printed issues upon slick paper with heavy paper covers. Lovecraft as you would think, is mentioned frequently within this issue: under Bureau of Critics his amateur paper - THE CONSERVATIVE - is accorded 2-2/3 columns of commentary: " In the CONSERVATIVE we have what is probably the best example of a literary journalism today . . . Poetry is not absent, and Mr. Lovecraft . . . may always be depended upon to show great discrimination in his choice of metrical contributions . . . " additional commentary upon HPL, Alfred Galpin, Winifred Virginia Jordan and others. "Mr. Lovecraft is an amateur of distinctly literary predilections . . . his stye is keen, incisive and always holds the interest of the reader, no matter what the subject under discussion. Such a combination of versatility and brillance as found in Mr. Lovecraft must be extremely valuable to the Association which commands it." HPL is mentioned in depth again in the appraisal of THE VAGRANT with the Lovecraft poem - THE POE-TS NIGHTMARE. Too much to quote. A v.g., copy. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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73 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. May 1916. Vol. 38, No. 5.
Brooklyn, Ernest Alfred Dench, 1916 
Lovecraft's poem, THE POWER OF WINE his first appearance in THE TRYOUT, April, 1916 is commented upon and quoted from in a half-column - "As usual, Mr. Lovecraft strikes a high poetic note . . . The Power of Wine is by no means a dry temperance lecture in verse. There is Miltonic strength in the opening lines - - "Hail, givt of Bacchus; red, delicious wine To raise the sould and every thought refine;" Some very early appearance and appraisals here of HPL. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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74 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Nov, 1918. Vol 41, No. 2
Athol, MASS. W. Paul Cook, 1918. 
Another of Paul Cook's very handsomely printed issues upon slick paper with heavy paper covers. Lovecraft is noted in the BUREAU OF CRITICS section, with their appraisal of THE TRYOUT. In the current issue it is Arthur Goodenough that pays tribute to HPL ; Lovecraft though is noted under his pseudonyms, Edward Softly and Ward Phillips - "Mr. Softly attemps a mixture of the modern and the classic which is not always successful . . . " "Mr. Phillips gives plain sign of being an authentic poet, and the reviewer hopes he will make every effort to maintain the highest standards." Some soiling as evidenced in the scan but the magazine is well protected within the heavy covers. A v.g.- , copy. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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75 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR. Mar. 1919. Vol. XLI, No. 4.
Athol, Mass. W. Paul Cook, 1919 
With these early amateur journals we are reminded once again that H.P. Lovecraft began as a poet and published countless poems in countless journals of the time; indeed it was always something of a feather in one's cap as an editor, to have a poetic contribution from Lovecraft as it practically guaranteed you at least a paragraph or two in the BUREAU OF CRITICS review of journals. For example, PINE CONES reviewed here gets a full-page and half-a-column from the previous page, as Lovecraft is the key reviewee - "Mr. Lovecraft's, Earth & Sky is in his familiar sonorous style. The conception is poetic and the execution is almost flawless. Yet a carping critic might find one or two things to pounce upon . . . is it exactly in keeping with modern conceptions of man as 'the noblest work' of creation to describe his years as "inglorious?" Paltry waifs we may be . . . but surely it is more inspirational to think of man as the most wonderful thing yet brought about by evolution . . . Mr. Lovecraft's poem is good as far as it goes, but it somehow fails fully to satisfy the reader who is looking for some strong conclusion to be drawn from the processes described." And in commenting upon Lovecraft's tribute to Jonathan Hoag - "Mr. Lovecraft pays an enthusiastic tribute to Mr. Hoag, still in the archaic poetic medium which obviously to him spells the last word in poetry." Well there is much much more! FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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76 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE HUB CLUB QUILL. Vol. 14, No. 1., March 1922.
Boston. Michael White, 1922 Staplebound 
'LOVECRAFT'S A REGULAR GUY, - - NO KIDDIN'. The noted amateur Albert Sandusky in his column CONVENTION CRACKS, tells of his recent outing with Howard Lovecraft and riding "THUNDERBOLT COASTER" at Revere Beach - "Howard agreed to try it a second time, mainly because he had paid for the first ride, and he had to have me pay for the second, in order to break even." A cute story. I have two copies of this issue, the first is unfolded, the 2nd is folded for mailing but the price remains the same! A very good copy; unusually NOT folded for mailing. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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77 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE HUB CLUB QUILL. Vol. XIII, No. 2., June 1921.
Boston. Michael White, 1921 Staplebound 
Just a quick comment on HPL; but the lead off lengthy article is on THE POETRY OF WINIFRED V. JACKSON - upon whom there is some speculation that HPL had a crush on her. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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78 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE CLEVELAND SUN. No. 2, August 1916.
Cleveland, OH Moitoret & Dowdell 1916 
The Amateurs are whooping it up at their annual convention. Lovecraft being unable to attend, met the train on its way - "At Providence. . . H.P. Lovecraft came down to the railroad station to see the party off for Boston." What these little snippets reveal is that Lovecraft wasn't a Recluse at all, he actually went out of his way to meet and keep in touch via that Amateur Press life-line. An early mention of HPL. Folded for mailing and in good condition. FROM THE HYMAN BRADOFSKY COLLECTION. 
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79 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR: June., 1934. Vol., 56, No. 4.
Philadelphia F. Earl Bonnell 1934 
Lovecraft is still(!) contributing criticism to the VERSE DEPARTMENT with more than a full-page of commentary; HPL was just incapable of breaking ties with the amateurs even at this late date. 
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80 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE NATIONAL AMATEUR: Dec., 1931. Vol., 574 No. 2.
Fairhaven, Mass. George A. Thomson 1931 
Lovecraft is the VERSE DEPARTMENT as he gives anearly two pages of critique. v.g. copy. An unfolded copy. 
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81 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, Nos., #61 & #61-1/2. Vol. 8, No. 3. Yuletide. 1988. TWO ISSUES!
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1988. First Printing. V.G. 
Two issues or in essence a double issue split between two! Issue proper, 61 is devoted to "Lovecraft Humor," yes you read me correctly. Or as editor Robert M. Price puts it � Make 'em laugh! that's always been our editorial philosophy here at COC. . . Surely Lovecraftian humor must begin with the Old Gent himself: S.T. Joshi explores HPL's own sometimes rather lame attempts at joviality." The remaining half of issue #61 that just didn't fit comfortably between their standard sized stiff-paper covered issue. includes their MAIL-CALL OF CTHULHU with letters from Darrell Schweitzer, Peter Cannon, Stefan Dzmianowicz (and by the way Stefan, Where are you? You've dropped off my mailing list!), Kenneth Faig, Jr., Wilum Pugmire; illustration by Ralph Rayburn Phillips; and the article WHY ABDUL ALHAZRED WENT MAD, by D.R. Smith. Two issues in stiff illustrated paper covers. 
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82 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #53 Vol. 7, No. 3. Candlemas. 1988.
Bloomfield, N.J. Cryptic Publications 1988. First Printing. V.G. 
An entire issue of this noted HPL publication devoted this time to Lovecraft Fragments. You may view the contents in the 2nd photograph. Issued in stiff illustrated paper covers. 
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83 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE HELLENIAN. [1915?]
East Denham, Mass. Helene Hoffman Cole [1915] 
The publisher/editor Ms. Cole doesn't date this issue but from its appearance I'm guessing, 1915. Lovecraft is only briefly mentioned and you have to dig to find it - in regards to an article he must've written re: "simple language" - "It rather amused me to read his (Brander Matthews) brief for the simplified spelling and shortly after Mr. Lovecraft's fervent denunciation of that famous movement. I am wondering whether Mr. Lovecraft has read, "Other Days." I feel sure he would find Mr. Matthews defense most interesting." V.g. copy. Unfolded. String-tie still present. Nicely printed but printed in "black letter" which makes reading a challenge. 
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84 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1932, VOL 15., NO. 1
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1932 
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S aunt Lilian has died. It shows the level of continued committment that HPL had to Amateur Journalism that he notified the organization ( or was it simply C.W. Smith with whom he had a personal and lengthy relationship with) that his aunt had died. I do think that Lovecraft had a better rapport with his aunts than he ever did with his mother. Also poetry by Kuntz & Goodenough.#22HPL 
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85 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Jan., 1930, VOL 13, NO. 6
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1930 
"LOVECRAFT has been awarded a three start honor in the O'Brien list of best short stories in 1929. His story the Silver Ray]Key] is included in the O'Henry 's memorial prize volume of short stories." Perhaps more importantly, Mrs. W. Paul Cook burns herself so severly on the stove that she dies and Paul cook has a nervous breakdown preventing him from binding THE SHUNNED HOUSE. #34HPL. 
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86 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. June., 1930, VOL 13, NO. 7.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1930 
LOVECRAFT has an attack of wanderlust and started for a trip throughout Southland. Charleston & Richmond. . . " Paper lighly browned with some chipping at bottom. String-tie still present. #33HPL 
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87 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) LIBRARY NEWS. No. 8, March, 1941
Arlington Edwin Hadley Smith 
"Papers and Articles of Special Interest, 1915 to 1940" Covering a collection of 7000 amateurs, editor Smith selects his most noteworthy and HPL is present. For the collector of Amateur journals, this index points a number of them that you may not be familiar with. V.g., copy. 
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88 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE FOSSIL. January, 1956. No. 148.
Newtonville Edward H. Cole 
Four-page article by Koenig with "More Notes on Literary Detectives." And a nice photo of Koenig. There is a brief mention of HPL on the last page as a visit with Vrest Orton is noted. Bedsheet sized folded for mailing. - 
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89 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Apr.,1919. Vol. 5, No. 4.
Haverhill, Mass.: C.W. Smith, 1919. First printing. Wraps. 
This is an especially unique and desireable issue as LOVECRAFT appears as himself, MICHAEL ORMONDE O'REILLY(The ONLY time he used this pseudonym!), EDWARD SOFTLY and AMES DORRANCE ROWLEY. JOSHI: I-B-iii-195; I-B-iii-204; I-B-iii-123 & I-B-iii-169. A grand-slam! This issue was never folded! Silk-tie present. A v.g., copy. #20HPL 
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90 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. June, 1931. Vol. 14, No. 2.

HPL is in C.W. Smith's radar again as he declares - "The Wanderlust bug has again attacked H.P. Lovecraft as he is now visiting the historical spots in the ancient city of St. Augustine, Florida." [H'm. . . "ancient?" . . . ] H.P. didn't mind working up a sweat, but he hated being cold! V.g.+ copy. String-tie still present. #32HPL 
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91 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. July, 1931. Vol. 14, No. 3.

HPL ifinishes his 10 week tour of the South and is in route back to Providence. For someone who didn't have much money, HPL seemed to take a lot of vacations! V.g., copy. String-tie still present. #13HPL 
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92 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Oct., 1933, VOL 16., NO. 1.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1933 
HPL's "Annual attack of wanderlust" took him Canadadiaward - to Quebec." Poetry by all the "usual suspects." V.g+ copy. #8HPL 
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93 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Sept., 1930, VOL 13, NO. 10.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1930 
LOVECRAFT goes to Quebec. during his month long vacation. HPL attends Boston convention and takes the roller coaster ride. Nice paper; folded for mailing. String-tie still present. #HPL2 
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94 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Dec., 1927. Vol 11., No. 11.
Haverhill, Mass. C.W. Smith 
The elder poet, Jonathan Hoag has passed away and the issue is devoted to him including H.P. Lovecraft's parting in memoriam, AVE ATQUE VALE: To Jonathan Hoag, 1831-1927. Lovecraft as you all know, edited THE POETICAL WORKS OF JONATHAN E. HOAG [also offered on this site!]. #12HPL 
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95 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) CRYPT OF CTHULHU, #40. Vol. 5, No. 6. St. John's Eve, 1986.
Mount Olive, N.C. Cryptic Publications 1986. First Printing. 
An Issue devoted to Robert Bloch, both containing stories by Bloch and articles about him. Bloch was one of HPL's last correspondents and one of his most successful acolytes! Near fine. 
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96 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Oct., 1920, VOL 6, NO. 910.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1920 
Lovecraft is present with his alter-ego: Henry Paget-Lowe with his poem, OCTOBER.. Also present is a poet whom HPL would copy his style utilizing the name James Dorrance Rowley - well the REAL James Laurence Crowley is present! Once HPL found out that the real James Laurence Crowley 's feeling were hurt, HPL quit mimicking. JOSHI: I-B-iii-120. Just a little chipping at edges, else nice fresh paper.#10HPL 
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97 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. 1937. [May].Vol. 18, No. 6.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. Smith. 
Lovecraft's death reverberates like a shock wave thru Amateur Journalism; Willard Wylie writes: "I know of H.P. Lovecraft but I never met him. I have had a consciousness of his literary ability not only in the amateur press but in the larger sphere of professional activities in which he acquired a worthy reputation.. . " C. W.Tryout Smith writes yet again in his essay - HOWARD PRESCOTT LOVECRAFT - (Ya' gotta love old Smith!) - "A genius has been taken from among us. If there were ever one in amateur journalism it was Howard Prescott Lovecraft.. . a 2-1/4 page remembrance by Smith, very heartfelt. A fine copy folded for mailing with string-tie still present. #25HPL 
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98 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Feb., 1932, VOL 14, NO. 11.
Haverhill, MASS. C.W. SMITH 1932 
WILLIARD WYLIE receives a letter from HPL, and comments on he'd never received one from him before but was delighted to hear that he liked his travel commentary. I have no idea who WILLARD WYLIE was - but he travelled extensively and wrote for nearly thirty years in Smith's - TRYOUT. Near fine copy with string-tie.#21HPL 
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99 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. Oct, 1935. Vol. 17, No. 6.
Haverhill, MASS C.W. Smith 
"The meeting of two poets, when Samuel Loveman visits H.P. Lovecraft in Providence." Nice copy; string-tie still present. #HPL30 
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100 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE TRYOUT. 1925, Sept., Vol 10, No. 5
Haverhill, Mass. C.W. Smith 
A puzzling comment here by Smith - "Mr. Lovecraft's reputation as a poet ranks high among those who . . . contribute to amateur journals . . . and his friends hope that his venture will prove a financial success." #37HPL 
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