Famous Psychic Stories

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1920. First Edition. Copy belonging to infamous science fiction, horror, and fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft, with his bookplate on the front pastedown, and his ownership signature on the front endpaper, noting the date January 26, 1933, and the location of Providence, Rhode Island.

After a tumultuous two-year period in New York, Lovecraft returned to Providence, his hometown, in 1933, first living with his aunts, then moving to his final home at 66 Prospect Street. The period following his return produced some of his most well-known works, including "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "The Call of Cthulu," and "The Shadow over Innsmouth."

The collection notably features the Edgar Allan Poe story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." Lovecraft was famously influenced by Poe, referring to the author as his "model" and a "God of Fiction."

Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed, with second owner signature, dated 1944, on the front endpaper. Jacket lightly rubbed, with faint foxing on the the spine panel and flap folds.

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