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Saturday, March 8, 2008

August Derleth Rare Item


February 1934

Including the poem “Epitaph a Century After” by August W. Derleth – the prolific writer, friend of H.P. Lovecraft and co-founder of Arkham House Publishers.

Derleth provides the setting for the poem at the beginning:

Michel Brisbois, a Prarie du Chien pioneer, had himself buried on a slope far above the valley of the Mississippi so that he might look down in death upon the grave of his one-time rival, Joseph Rolette, another pioneer, buried in the city.

A very haunting and powerful piece…

Greater New York City, N.Y.
Copyright, 1934, by Leonard Twinem. 32 paged staple bound booklet in card covers.

The covers are slightly chipped and starting to split – starting from the bottom up to the first staple – but the insides are still in fine shape.

Other contributors to the journal include:

John Holmes
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Geraldine Wolf
Harold Lewis Cook
Josephine Louise Byrne
John Murray Reynolds

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