The Dark Brotherhood and Other PiecesThe Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces
by H.P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands

Dust jacket by Frank Utpatel

Limited Edition Hardcover - $50.00

Arkham House, 1966; 321 pp.; limited to 3500 copies. First Edition.

The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces is a collection of stories, poems and essays by American author H.P. Lovecraft and others, edited by August Derleth.

Book is solid and clean, without bumping; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright. There is some minor wear on the top of the front endpaper where it appears that a thin horizontal label (about 3" x ½") was removed, and a previous price erased.

Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($5.00) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright; spine and top edge are very lightly age yellowed (see image above). There is a small chip at the lower edge of the front fold, and two very small chips along the lower edge of the spine.

Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.

"Introduction", by August Derleth
"The Dark Brotherhood" by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
"Suggestions for a Reading Guide", by H. P. Lovecraft
"Alfredo", by H. P. Lovecraft
"Amateur Journalism: Its Possible Needs and Betterment", by H. P. Lovecraft
"What Belongs in Verse", by H. P. Lovecraft
Six Poems, by H. P. Lovecraft
   - "Bells"
   - "Oceanus"
   - "Clouds"
   - "Mother Earth"
   - "Cindy"
   - "On a Battlefield in France"
Three Stories by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
   - "The Loved Dead"
   - "Deaf, Dumb, and Blind"
   - "The Ghost-Eater"
"The Lovecraft "Books": Some Addenda and Corrigenda", by William Scott Home
"To Arkham and the Stars", by Fritz Leiber
"Through Hyperspace With Brown Jenkin", by Fritz Leiber
"Lovecraft and the New England Megaliths", by Andrew E. Rothovius
"Howard Phillips Lovecraft: A Bibliography", by Jack L. Chalker
"Walks With H. P. Lovecraft", by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
"The Cancer of Superstition", by C. M. Eddy, Jr.
"The Making of a Hoax", by August Derleth
"Lovecraft's Illustrators", by John E. Vetter
"Final Notes", by August Derleth

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