CAMPBELL, J. Ramsey.
Title THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE.
Publisher Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1964
Seller ID 1122
August Derleth has taken a lot of heat the past two decades, especially from the HPL crowd, but as an editor/publisher, he had 20/20 vision for talent, and this innocuous little book by a precocious eighteen-year-old, Cthulhu-Eyed, posthumous-protege of H. P. Lovecraft would soon blossom into—the OTHER lad from Liverpool(!):The British Isles equivilent of our own Stephen King, assuming the mantle of the the Dean of British Horror.This is the author's first book, really a salute to H.P. Lovecraft. But he would all too soon, find himself pushing his personal horrors towards a new direction incorporating the refined terrors of modern times. An important AH book. [2009 Copies Printed]. A Fine, white-paper copy in fresh d.j., with the merest trace of age to top edge of d.j. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ18.