After our Necronomicon post, theholyangeloopz asked if we could post some other H.P. Lovecraft items. Wish granted!
Here are three titles published by Arkham House in Sauk City, Wisconsin. August Derleth, publishing house founder and author, thought, “Though it was not immediately foreseen, Arkham House had its inception in the death of Howard Phillips Lovecraft on March 15, 1937” (Arkham House). The company even derived its name from Lovecraft’s place-name for Salem, Massachusetts. The Outsider and Others was published in 1939 and was AH’s first published book. Produced in 1943, Beyond the Wall of Sleep was the second Lovecraft collection from AH and a great success. Something About Cats first hit shelves in 1949. Arkham House published a few other Lovecraft compilations and is well-known as a weird pulp-fiction and science fiction publishing house.
The Outsider and Others and Beyond the Wall of Sleep were collected by Thomas Olive Mabbott, the bulk of whose collection comprises our extensive Edgar Allan Poe holdings. Lovecraft drew inspiration from Poe’s work, and because Mabbott studied Poe extensively, it is not surprising to discover that Mabbott collected Lovecraft’s books and maintained a research file on him (see MsC 429).
PS3523.O833 S6 Something About Cats
PS3523.O833 B49 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
PS3523.O833 O9 1939 The Outsider and Others