Despair-----a Holograph --- ( Handwritten By HPL ) --- Copy Signed By the Author, H P Lovecraft ( Published in Collected Poems, The Ancient Track, and Beyond the Wall of Sleep)

Lovecraft, H. P. ( Howard Phillips ) (signed)

Published by No Place ( USA ): No Publisher, 1st Edition, 1919 ( Arkham house related), USA, 1919
Condition: Very Good (see description) Soft cover
From Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA) (BURLINGTON, ON, Canada)

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----------holographic (COMPLETELY hand written by LOVECRAFT) manuscript for the poem, Despair, with a nice clear signature and date at the end by the master himself, purchased from the granddaughter of the publisher ( Horace L Lawson ) of the Wolverine magazine, a periodical which published at least 5 H P Lovecraft pieces, the Wolverine published Arthur Jermyn in March 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-i-2 1), The Nameless City in November 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-i-37 ), The Street in December 1920 (Joshi 1-B-i-45), The Vivisector in June 1921 (Joshi 1-B-ii-238) and On the Return of Maurice Winter Moe, Esq. in June 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-iii-137 ). there is no record of Despair having been published by The Wolverine, this 2 page poem is completely holographic (in Lovecraft's hand), written on brown paper (the reverse is actually an order form for a Book Club) and has the date 192__, Lovecraft has signed this as H P Lovecraft and dated the piece February 1919, as well he has written a note in the corner stating that this poem appeared in Pine Cones June 1919, this is certainly from 1919, or at least 1920 when The Wolverine was publishing HPL pieces, the poem is completely legible although some of the letters are a bit faded, the 2 pages have been paper taped on the verso as this was framed by Lawson, there is no bleeding or show through from the tape, the handwriting is undeniably Lovecrafts, the condition overall is Good to VERY GOOD-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Bookseller Inventory # 112370

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Title: Despair-----a Holograph --- ( Handwritten By...

Publisher: No Place ( USA ): No Publisher, 1st Edition, 1919 ( Arkham house related), USA

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: No Cover Art

Book Condition:Very Good (see description)

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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