SOLD ON: Thursday, 08/05/2021 9:19 PM
November, 1923. "The Invisible Monster" by H.P. Lovecraft; VERY RARE
Custom bound hardcover of 6 Weird Tales issues from late-1923 to mid-1924. A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
This is the November 1923 issue of Weird Tales. The 1923 issues of Weird Tales are the absolute rarest, and extremely hard to find. This issue is bedsheet format, a larger size more similar to a magazine than a traditional pulp. Bedsheet issues were more susceptible to damage due to their large and unusual size. This issue features a classically spooky cover.
Notably, this issue features "The Invisible Monster" by H.P. Lovecraft. The story was initially credited to Sonia H. Greene but was a collaborative effort between her H.P. Lovecraft. The pair were shortly married for a time, making this a notable entry in Lovecraft's oeuvre, as the only story written by her and published in her lifetime. The story was later reprinted as "The Horror at Martin's Beach," and features a group of sailors capturing a strange sea creature and slowly going mad.Custom bound hardcover of 6 Weird Tales issues - November 1923, January 1924, February 1924, March 1924, April 1924, May-June-July 1924 (special triple-sized issue). Many Lovecraft stories, all noted on the spine. February 1924 issues contains the first mention of the Necronomicon in "The Hound". Comes with case with custom spine listing Lovecraft stories. Exceptional quality. Beautiful off-white pages and crisp covers.
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