by H.P. Lovecraft
Dust jacket by Richard Taylor
Limited Edition Hardcover - $250.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1959; 313 pp.; limited to 2500 copies. First Edition.
The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces is a collection of fantasy, horror short stories, essays and memoirs by American author H. P. Lovecraft and others. It was the fifth collection of Lovecraft's work to be released by Arkham House. August Derleth, the owner of Arkham House, and an admirer and literary executor to Lovecraft, edited the collection and wrote the title story, "The Shuttered Room", as well as another story, "The Fisherman of Falcon Point" from some lines of story ideas left by Lovecraft after his death. Derleth billed himself as a "posthumous collaborator".
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; lower front cover corner is slightly worn on the bottom; top front cover corner is slightly bumped at spine; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, and unblemished except for very small chips at upper and lower flap folds (see image above); flaps are clean and bright with original price ($5.00) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright; spine is very lightly age yellowed (see image above).
Overall, this is a very good+ copy of the book in a very good dust jacket.CONTENTS
"Foreword", by August Derleth
"The Shuttered Room" by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
"The Fisherman of Falcon Point" by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
Juvenilia and Early Tales by H. P. Lovecraft
- "The Little Glass Bottle"
- "The Secret Cave"
- "The Mystery of the Graveyard"
- "The Mysterious Ship"
- "The Alchemist"
- "Poetry and the Gods"
- "The Street"
"Old Bugs" by H. P. Lovecraft
"Idealism and Materialism: A Reflection" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Commonplace Book of H. P. Lovecraft" annotated by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei
"Lovecraft in Providence" by Donald Wandrei
"Lovecraft as Mentor" by August Derleth
"Out of the Ivory Tower" by Robert Bloch
"Three Hours With H. P. Lovecraft" by Dorothy C. Walter
"Memories of a Friendship" by Alfred Galpin
"Homage to H. P. Lovecraft" by Felix Stefanile
"H.P.L." by Clark Ashton Smith
"Lines to H. P. Lovecraft" by Joseph Payne Brennan
"Revenants" by August Derleth
"The Barlow Tributes" by R.H. Barlow
"H. P. Lovecraft: The Books" by Lin Carter
"H. P. Lovecraft: The Gods" by Lin Carter "Addendum: Some Observations on the Carter Glossary" by T.G.L. Cockcroft
"Notes on the Cthulhu Mythos" by George T. Wetzel
"Lovecraft's First Book" by William L. Crawford
"Dagon" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Strange High House in the Mist" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Outsider" by H. P. Lovecraft