Title THE SHUNNED HOUSE
Book Condition Very fine.
Jacket Condition Issued w/o d.j. Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher Sauk City, WI Arkham House 2008
1552468240 / 9781552468241
Seller ID 225
A confusticated biblio-history so bear with me. THE SHUNNED HOUSE was originally printed in an edition of 250 copies by the noted friend of HPL, W. Paul Cook in 1928 under his Recluse Press. The book was never bound and the sheets were turned over to Robert H. Barlow, HPL's young friend. Barlow never bound the sheets either - oh, okay he perhaps bound 12-15 copies by hand - and the 150 remaining sheets and broken sets, were turned over to Arkham House which bound 100 in hardcover and sold 50 unbound. Alright that brings us up to date. Now, when going through Arkham's papers for April Derleth, Robert Weinberg found incomplete sets of the original 1928 W. Paul Cook printing. He got the idea to reprint the 1928 edition photocopy in hardcovers in an edition of 17 copies, WITH a signature from the original sheets tucked into a sleeve in the back of the book. It was then decided to reprint 100 copies to match the original Arkham House binding state back in 1961. Thus a total of 117 copies were printed & bound. Making this the 2nd scarcest Arkham House hardcover book! Whew!! No don't ask me to repeat that!