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AUGUST DERLETH: THE LANDSCAPE OF THE HEART: Signed & Inscribed to noted bookman, Roy A. Squires, by author, and artist Frank Utpatel. Love poetry to CAITLIN, Derleth's last love.

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press, 1970

Edition: [First edition]


The second book of love poetry—some of it erotic—"I will love your beautifully shaped body with my eyes and my hands, I will open your sweet cunt with my tongue, and I will say to you over and over the words of love . . . "—From the poem, SPRING by August Derleth. [450 copies printed].Noted bookman—Roy A. Squires's copy—"For Roy Squires. Chapter II of a love story—warm regards August Derleth & Frank Utpatel." SIGNED by both author and artist. A fine copy i... View more info

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CAITLIN

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press, 1969

Edition: [First edition]


The author's first of three, poetry books dedicated to his new and last love—Caitlin—a married, twenty-five year old student of his. [400 copies printed]. SIGNED by both author and artist Frank Utpatel—"For Roy Squires, a love story—August Derleth & Frank Utpatel." A fine copy in slightly aged at spine d.j. View more info

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DARK OF THE MOON—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1947

Edition: [First Edition].


Over four hundred pages of verse with a macabre bent, covering the best of the past two hundred years. Errata leaf noting copyright corrections to Stephen Vincent Benet and Lizzie Woodworth Reese, glued in. The scarcer 1st dust-jacket state in green lettering with $3.00 price. A v.g., tight copy copy, with moderate aging at page edges, one-corner just tipped; 1/2" closed-tear at base of d.j., spine., with light edge-wear. A very presentable copy SIGNED by Derleth. View more info

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DARK OF THE MOON—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1947

Edition: [First Edition].


Over four hundred pages of verse with a macabre bent, covering the best of the past two hundred years. Second state d.j., with the orange lettering and price increase to $3.50 and the photograph of Derleth with his two young children. Apparently while in storage, the dust-wrappers of the books were insect damaged necessitating a reprinting. Derleth upped the price to accomodate the printing. No errata leaf. The price increase was noted in Jaffrey's—HORRORS AND UNP... View more info

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DEMONS AND DINOSAURS

By: DE CAMP, L. Sprague

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1970

Edition: [First Edition]


Seventy pages of light-hearted, clever poetry. Introduction by the author's friend, Lin Carter. Printed in London. [500 copies printed]. The usual rubbing to d.j., else fine. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ3. View more info

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PSYCHE—SIGNED—INSCRIBED TO ROY A. SQUIRES

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Iowa City, Prairie Press, 1953

Edition: [First Edition]


Early love poetry from the noted resident of Sauk City, founder of Arkham House, and prolific fictioneer. Lost-love poetry. SIGNED & INSCRIBED, association copy, by the author to his friend, publisher, Roy A. Squires—"For Roy Squires, A love story. August Derleth. A fine copy; d.j. shows a little age-darkening at spine and a few places on d.j.; 1/4" closed tear. A fine-press printing of only 300 copies. View more info

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THIS WOUND

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Prairie Press, 1962

Edition: [First Edition]


Love poetry, dedicated to "Mara," a male lover of Derleth's. With Wood engravings by Frank Utpatel. [350 copies printed].SIGNED by both the author and artist—"With cordial regards." A fine copy with lightly aged d.j., spine. Bound in 1/4 cloth. A handsome fine press book. View more info