This typewritten letter on Arkham House stationery is addressed to Mr. Miller, from August Derleth, and boasts Mr. Derleth's signature at the bottom. Dated 22 May 1957, the letter concerns some old issues of "Weird Tales" from 1923, 1924 and 1929. Derleth explains in the letter that he is sending the issues to Miller; he is "reluctant", he says, "to let them go, since they were Lovecraft's", but concludes that there's "no point in keeping them when I have scores of his letters". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [Arkham House Letter, Signed by August ...
Publisher: Arkham House
Publication Date: 1957
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Sauk City, WI, 1952. Oblong 6.25 x 8.5, one page on Arkham House Publishers letterhead, folds, minor wear else a nice piece. BOLDLY SIGNED AT END (in blue pencil) BY AUGUST DERLETH. Derleth writes a customer about recently published and upcoming titles, including NIGHT'S YAWNING PEAL, TALES FROM UNDERWOOD, BEACHHEADS IN SPACE and THE PURCELL PAPERS. Also mentions " . . . the de la Mare book . . . It will be either EIGHT TALES or FIVE TALES, instead of THREE.". Seller Inventory # 99-0405