Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1939. First edition. An exceptional, Fine copy in like dust jacket of Lovecraft's first book. Extremely uncommon in this condition, with just over 1200 copies originally produced.
In response to the horror icon's death in late 1937, a set of Lovecraft's friends collected some of the author's most outlandish fiction into a single memorial volume. The Outsider and Others is thus an exemplar of Lovecraftian "weirdness" containing pieces previously seen only in pulp magazines. At its release, it was hailed as "a major book in the history of American supernatural fiction...with the indescribable characteristics of a powerful mind at work" (Bleiler). Lovecraft has deservedly been compared to Edgar Allan Poe for his mastery of the uncanny, and his works continue to resonate today. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #4732)