THE ACOLYTE—1942-1946. Complete run of fourteen issues. Rare. The Art Director, and friend of Clark Ashton Smith, RAH Hoffmann's set!

By: (LANEY, Francis T.), Editor

Price: $3,500.00

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Complete fourteen issue run—Fall, 1942—Spring, 1946. There are those legendary magazines of the Pulps Era—WEIRD TALES, UNKNOWN, ASTOUNDING and those legendary fanzines of that same era—THE FANTASY FAN, FANTASY MAGAZINE, and THE ACOLYTE. If THE ACOLYTE wasn't the best of the fanzines, it is surely the rarest. As stated in its premiere issue, "THE ACOLYTE is dedicated to the memory of the late H.P. Lovecraft, by two of his sincere acolytes. Francis T. Laney and Duane W. Rimel. Also noted in their first issue, with their very primitive mode of reproduction, ACOLYTE was only able to be reproduced in an edition of 120 copies and in most cases far less. The 1st issue reproduces a map of Arkham by H.P. L., Excerpts from Letters, by HPL., In Memoriam: H.P.L by Richard Ely Morse, and additional info. Issue #2 has stories by Rimel, the essay—The Cthulhu Mythology by Laney, and article Within the Circle by HPL correspondent, F. Lee Baldwin. Issue #3 has material by HPL and CAS. . . truly, way too much terrific material to list all fourteen issues! All issues are complete. A few issues have back pages that have separated but are complete. The set over all is v.g., and considering their age and make up, it's a wonder any survived at all. This was noted fan, RAH Hoffman's (Hoffmania!) set. RAH was also the Art Director for the 'zine. Complete sets are rare.

Title: THE ACOLYTE—1942-1946. Complete run of fourteen issues. Rare. The Art Director, and friend of Clark Ashton Smith, RAH Hoffmann's set!

Author Name: (LANEY, Francis T.), Editor

Categories: WHAT'S NEW!, H.P. LOVECRAFT, FANTASY, HORROR & SF, CLARK ASHTON SMITH,

Seller ID: 454