Everett, PA: Visionary Publishing Co., 1936. Frank A. Utpatel. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #47543
Lovecrafts first published book and the only one published in his lifetime. "A fine story of supernatural adventure and discovery." Quoted from Bleiler; Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 1039. Of 500 copies printed, only about 200 copies were bound and issued. The remaining copies were destroyed. Referenced in Chalker; The Science-Fantasy Publishers, page 457. Four full page illustrations by Frank A. Utpatel. Reproduced copy of the errata sheet laid in. Front hinge just starting. A very good copy, without the dust jacket. Laid in is a hand addressed envelope to R.H. Barlow, Esq. by H.P. Lovecraft with Lovecraft's signature and return address on the rear flap. Cancelled 3 cent stamp with postmark from Providence, R.I., dated May 11, 1933. Very good.