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LOVECRAFT, Howard Phillips (1890–1937). Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1943.

8vo. Half–title. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt (very light shelf wear at fore–edge of lower cover, else fine); original unclipped dust jacket (very tiny closed tear to lower fore–edge of rear panel, else fine).

Provenance: From the Library of Donald Wandrei, Author & Co–Founder of Arkham House (book label laid in); Richard Manney (book label), one of the most famous book collectors of the 20th century who was known for the best examples on the market. A selection of his library was sold at Sotheby’s in 1991, amassing a total of over $3.9m which was the first multimillion–dollar library assembled in the 1980s to come up for auction.

FIRST EDITION of the second collection of Lovecraft’s works published by Arkham House and what Jaffery describes as being “harder for the collector to find than The Outsider, and nearly as dear”. A NEARLY PRISTINE COPY. Bleiler Science Fiction 1375; Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction 1041; Currey, p. 320; Jaffery 4; Joshi I–A–17.

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