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Image for LEAVES.  First Issue.  Summer, 1937.  Just after Lovecraft had passed away.  Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, all present.

LEAVES. First Issue. Summer, 1937. Just after Lovecraft had passed away. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, all present.

By: (H.P. LOVECRAFT) BARLOW, Robert

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Leavenworth, R.H. Barlow: Summer, 1937

Edition: First

Seller ID: 672


A precocious intellect even before the age of sixteen, Robert Barlow had so many projects in the air at one time, it's a wonder he managed to bring any to fruition, but with LEAVES, he did. Two issues were published, and they are both scarce. This first issue presented the incomplete, William Beckford—Story of the Princess Zulkais and the Prince Kalilah—and finished by Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard is present with—A Set of Rattlesnake Rattles, HPL is present as Lewis Theobald, Jun.—Cats and Dogs, Frank Belknap Long, Jr., with The Beautiful City, A. Merritt with The People o... View more info

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THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1932. Vol. 15., No. 1

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 619


H.P. LOVECRAFT'S aunt Lilian has died. It shows the level of continued committment that HPL had to Amateur Journalism that he notified the organization ( or was it simply C.W. Smith with whom he had a personal and lengthy relationship with) that his aunt had died. I do think that Lovecraft had a better rapport with his aunts than he ever did with his mother. Also poetry by Kuntz & Goodenough. HPL06/17 View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Aug., 1934. Vol. 16., No. 7.

THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1934. Vol. 16., No. 7.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 626


C.W. Smith notes two mentions of Lovecraft: "James F. Morton . . . spent three days in Providence as a guest of HPL where a 'talk feast' was held; and "HPL has returned home after an extended jaunt. . . visiting friends and historical places;" also poetry by HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Tributes to Edith Miniter who died the previous month.Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. HPL06/17 View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Oct., 1934. Vol. 16., No. 9.

THE TRYOUT. Oct., 1934. Vol. 16., No. 9.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 627


A brief mention of Lovecraft on the last page - A LETTER - Drusilla Crankshaw, noting HPL's visit to Nantucket. Wonder if he wrote any limericks while there? Poetry from HPL clients Eugene B. Kuntz and Arthur Goodeough. Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. HPL06/17 View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Sept., 1936. Vol. 18., No. 1.

THE TRYOUT. Sept., 1936. Vol. 18., No. 1.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 629


One very brief mention of Lovecraft visiting Robert Barlow. Nice copy with string tie. HPL06/17 From the Hyman Bradofsky collection. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  July, 1937. Vol. 18., No. 8.

THE TRYOUT. July, 1937. Vol. 18., No. 8.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 630


LOVECRAFT's passing is keenly felt by C.W., Smith as he remembers - "It may not be generally know that Howard P. Lovecraft's first weird tales were printed in Tryout. THE TERRIBLE OLD MAN and THE TREE, and IN THE VAULT."A nice copy. String-tie still present. HPL06/17 From the Hyman Bradofsky collection. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  [May]., 1937. Vol. 18., No. 6.

THE TRYOUT. [May]., 1937. Vol. 18., No. 6.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 631


Lovecraft's death reverberates like a shock wave thru Amateur Journalism; Willard Wylie writes: "I know of H.P. Lovecraft but I never met him. I have had a consciousness of his literary ability not only in the amateur press but in the larger sphere of professional activities in which he acquired a worthy reputation. . " C. W.Tryout Smith writes yet again in his essay - HOWARD PRESCOTT LOVECRAFT - (Ya' gotta love old Smith!) - "A genius has been taken from among us. If there were ever one in amateur journalism it was Howard Prescott Lovecraft. . a 2-1/4 page remembrance by Smith, very heartfelt... View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Apr., 1939. Vol. 19., No. 9.

THE TRYOUT. Apr., 1939. Vol. 19., No. 9.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 632


A three-page article by C.W. Smith entitled "Passed On" where he comments on the loss of Goodenough, Lovecraft and Clemence. . . "Lovecraft . . . as a writer in every line of literature, there were few his superior. As a writer of weird stories, he excelled."Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. HPL06/17 From the Hyman Bradofsky collection. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Apr., 1917. Vol. 3., No. 5.

THE TRYOUT. Apr., 1917. Vol. 3., No. 5.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 634


James F. Morton, Jr., snipes back at Lovecraft in a one-page commentary on HPL's acumen to which Morton confesses—"Peccav!" Guilty, or I have sinned. "All I can do is congratulate Mr. Lovecraft on his marvellous acumen which has enabled him to discover the astonishing fact, that Persia is not in Europe, and the noble zeal, which has impelled him to lose no time in imparting the information to the amateur world, otherwise certain to have been fatally mislead by my criminal carelessness." Of course in the long ensuing years, HPL and Morton became very very dear friends. Lovecraft just had t... View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  May, 1917. Vol. 3., No. 6. 
More than thirty HPL appearances in TRYOUT available.

THE TRYOUT. May, 1917. Vol. 3., No. 6. More than thirty HPL appearances in TRYOUT available.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 636


Contains the poems, INTERIM CONJUNCTAE by H.P. Lovecraft, and THE PEACE ADVOCATE, uncredited to HPL but in Joshi I-B-iii-140. Rare, very early appearances by HPL. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  April, 1919. Vol. 5., No. 4.

THE TRYOUT. April, 1919. Vol. 5., No. 4.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P).

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 637


This is an especially unique and desireable issue as LOVECRAFT appears as himself, MICHAEL ORMONDE O'REILLY(The ONLY time he used this pseudonym!), EDWARD SOFTLY and AMES DORRANCE ROWLEY. JOSHI: I-B-iii-195; I-B-iii-204; I-B-iii-123 & I-B-iii-169. Rare early appearances by HPL. A grand-slam! Folded for mailing. Silk-tie present. A v.g., copy. View more info

Image for  THOUGHTS AND PICTURES—Haverhill, Mass., 1932. 1st printing. Co-Published/Edited by H.P. Lovecraft.  
A TRYOUT publication.

THOUGHTS AND PICTURES—Haverhill, Mass., 1932. 1st printing. Co-Published/Edited by H.P. Lovecraft. A TRYOUT publication.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P. ) KUNTZ, EUGENE B.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Haverhill, Mass., H.P. Lovecraft/ C.W. Smith: 1932

Edition: First

Seller ID: 513


Lovecraft edited this little chapbook of poetry from an amateur "oldtimer" of whom he was quite fond. Hyman Bradofsky, publisher of THE CALIFORNIAN and correspondent of HPL's told me that HPL "touched up" some—if not all of these poems." Lovecraft wrote a two-page introduction defining Dr. Kuntz's poetry, thusly—"often Alexandrine—. . . exhibiting apt and stately compound words sometimes coined with vast originality and spontaneousness." From the HYMAN BRADOFSKY collection. One of only three books edited by HPL. These early amateur publications are rare. Quite a nice copy, with Pi... View more info

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THE HELLENIAN. [1918]

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 108


The publisher/editor Ms. Cole doesn't date this issue but from its appearance I'm guessing, 1915. Lovecraft is only briefly mentioned and you have to dig to find it - in regards to an article he must've written re: "simple language" - "It rather amused me to read his (Brander Matthews) brief for the simplified spelling and shortly after Mr. Lovecraft's fervent denunciation of that famous movement (Populist) . I am wondering whether Mr. Lovecraft has read, "Other Days." I feel sure he would find Mr. Matthews defense most interesting." V.g. copy. Unfolded. String-tie stil... View more info

Image for THE SCARLET COCKEREL.  January, 1941.  Early photo of HPL the Amateur.

THE SCARLET COCKEREL. January, 1941. Early photo of HPL the Amateur.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 259


Features an article by SCARLET COCKEREL, editor, Ralph Babcock, entitled: A Voice from the Grave—being a four-page article chronicling the story of how HPL became President of the National Amateur Association in 1922. Three pages of this article are HPL's own words describing his year as President. "My term was, I fancy, neither brilliant nor spectacular; but I think I did for the time being put a quietus on politics and personalities. . . "—HPL. AND, a small early HPL photograph. A v.g. copy. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Sept., 1930. Vol. 13, No. 20

THE TRYOUT. Sept., 1930. Vol. 13, No. 20

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 522


LOVECRAFT goes to Quebec. during his month long vacation. HPL attends Boston convention and takes the roller coaster ride. Nice paper; folded for mailing. String-tie still present. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT. 1935. Vol. 17, No. 1 (April)

THE TRYOUT. 1935. Vol. 17, No. 1 (April)

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 526


The short poem, APRIL - by HPL leads off the issue and HYMAN BRADOFSKY runs for PRESIDENT of the Association. V.g.,+, with String-tie still attached. NOT in Joshi. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1935. Vol. 17, No. 3.

THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1935. Vol. 17, No. 3.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 538


"H.P. Lovecraft isn't having the time of his life down South . . ."Not quite sure what C.W. Smith meant by that quote but there you have it! Even when Lovecraft didn't have poetry or prose in an issue, he was such an esteemed personality that his every whereabouts was noted with interest. Nice copy; string-tie still present. From the Hyman Bradofsky collection. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT. Jan., 1924. Vol 9., No. 1.

THE TRYOUT. Jan., 1924. Vol 9., No. 1.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 589


Both HPL & Sonia Greene are mentioned in 'AROUND THE CIRCLE:' "Sonia Greene is doing some prodding in the United, and with the able body assistance of Howard P. Lovecraft . . . she will no doubt have the United in a fair way the equal to the National as it once was . . . " Poetry by Lovecraft friend, Muriel Eddy and HPL's client, Eugene B. Kuntz.Folded for mailing. String-tie still present. View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Oct., 1935. Vol. 17, No. 6.

THE TRYOUT. Oct., 1935. Vol. 17, No. 6.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS., C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 592


The amateur journals were the internet of their time, poetry, stories, gossip, memoirs, deaths & births, noted events, and celebrities–H.P. Lovecraft was the main celebrity of the amateur journal world, everything and anything he did was noted, especially by his dear friend C.W. Smith, the printer/publisher of THE TRYOUT. "Two poets foregathered when Samuel Loveman visited H.P. Lovecraft at Providence, R.I., recently." There is also a poem by Duane Rimel, Lovecraft edited poet, Eugene B. Kuntz (sp. Kutnz) and the seemingly inexhaustible pen of Arthur Goodenough. Get a flavor of H.P. L's lif... View more info

Image for THE TRYOUT.  Aug., 1917. Vol. 3, No. 9.

THE TRYOUT. Aug., 1917. Vol. 3, No. 9.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MASS, C.W. Smith:

Seller ID: 598


Lovecraft is present in his little used guise of K. L. Humphrey, a take-off or a famous Tryout Smith typo for K. Humphrey Littlewit, with his 2-page hommage to the Great Bard himself: PROLOGUE FOR SHAKESPEARE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION. This is NOT listed in Joshi. From the Hyman Bradofsky collection. Another amateur journal appearance of HPL over a century old! Folded for mailing else a v.g.+, copy with string-tie. Rare in this condition. View more info