(LOVECRAFT, H.P.) Arthur Henry Goodenough.
Title H.P. LOVECRAFT RELATED - TWENTY YEARS': Recollections of Amateur Journalism. SCARCE W. PAUL COOK!
Edition First edition.
Publisher n.p. W. Paul Cook 1920
Seller ID 319
Arthur Henry Goodenough along with Howard Lovecraft, was one of the front-rank amateurs of his day, though entirely a poet - except for these "recollections." Lovecraft met Goodenough in 1927 while travelling with W. Paul Cook and immediately liked him - "Goodenough is a typical old-time rustic of a pattern almost extinct today. . . In speech, dress, & manner he reflects an admirable though vanished phase of American life. . . His stately courtesy & hospitality are worthy of the 17th century to which he intellectually belongs. - H.P. Lovecraft. The book is divided into three sections: 1920 - Twenty years Recollections, 1922 - Further Recollections and 1924-In the Afterglow. Lovecraft is noted frequently with admiration by Goodenough and reprints the lengthy poem from HPL to Goodenough.In the concluding chapter, Goodenough mentions Lovecraft in a very warm recollection - "Time is a great clarifier as well as healer. . . Old quarrels cool; old animosities perish, old feuds are forgotten . . J.F. Morton, Jr., and I have concluded to make our peace . . . and was the outcome of the mediation of that gifted scholar and man of letters, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. This gentle genius labored to such purpose to convince each of us that the other was neither an assassin nor a bedlamite, but simply a downright good fellow . . . "Unearthed from the Hyman Bradofsky collection. One page lightly stained does not affect the reading. The signatures are cut but not most of the pages. Paper is lightly toned. Issued unbound to a few people. Quite uncommon.JOSHI III-D-268.