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This oversized—compared to the normal Arkham House volumes—omnibus companion to THE OUTSIDER collects not only HPL's early fictions, but his short novels—THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD and THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH. Additionally there are examples of his weirder themed poetry, non-fiction essays: AUTOBIOGRAPHY—SOME NOTES ON A NON-ENTITY, W. Paul Cook's moving hommage to HPL—IN MEMORIAM HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT Recollections Appreciations Estimates—"When Howard Lovecraft died I was a great many miles from New England, my address was not widely known, and it was some time after the funeral when I received the news . . . Reaching into the pigeon-hole of unanswered letters I pulled out not one, but three from Lovecraft . . . I went into a black spell of self-recrimination . It made no difference in my feelings that there was nothing in the letters requiring immediate reply. I had shown, to say the least, an unpardonable discourtesy to one of the truest gentlemen and staunchest friends I had ever known." HPL's legendary but brief HISTORY OF THE NECRONOMICON is also reprinted—truly you got great bang for your $5 when first issued! 3/4" closed tear on d.j., front, 1/4" closed tear on rear d.j., panel; a couple of very tiny chips at head of d.j., spine with some aging to spine and rear panel of d.j. Lettering on book-spine, all readable; tidy bookplate present, aging to top page edges. One corner just nubbed. A tight, solid very good copy—better than usually found—in d.j.