Sauk City, WI: Arkham House Publishers, Inc, [1946-1984]. Saddle stitch. Stock Lists (1970 (2 copies); 1971; 1975, 1977 (2 copies); 1983).
31 pp; 32 pp; 24 pp; 24 pp; 24 pp. All octavos. [20 cm]. Printed saddle stitched wraps. All wraps sunned but crisp. One of the two 1977 issues and the 1975 issue have small stains on front wrap. Minimal underlining and marginalia from the prior owner throughout, else Fine.
"The Arkham Sampler: A Supplement to Etchings & Odysseys". Volume 1, Numbers 1-4. (1983; 1983; 1983 ("Special Photograph Issue - I"); 1984 ("Special Poetry Issue- I: In Memoriam: Jim Spencer")
31 pp; 39 pp; 27 pp; 31 pp. All duodecimos. [17.5 cm]. Glossy saddle stitched pictorial wraps. Volume 1 has one small stain to front wrap. Extremely subtle sunning near spines, else fine.
Piece of correspondence from Roderic Meng of Arkham Press anouncing "Addendum - June 1977 Stock List".
12 cm x 21 cm (folded). Slightly creased, else fine.
Piece of correspondence with Mrs. R.D. Pope, unopened. Sealed and stamped envelope measures 9 cm x 16 cm.
"August Derleth: Twenty Years of Writing: 1926-1946", 1946
20 pp. Sextodecimo. [14.5 cm]. Printed saddle stitched wraps. Near fine. Item #64547
A finely maintained personal collection of materials from the cosmic horror powerhouse Arkham House Press. All belonged to a Mrs R.D. Pope, a Utah resident and apparent avid consumer of Arkham's phantasmagoric fiction.
There are duplicate copies of both the 1970 and 1977 stock lists included in this listing.
"Arkham House books are bound in Holliston Black Novelex, stamped in gold leaf, printed on Winnebago Eggshell. All Arkham House books are limited editions, with the exception of the collected work of H.P. Lovecraft....Founded in Autumn 1939 to publish the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Arkham House has become the leading and indeed the unique outlet for books in the general domain of fantasy, embracing the supernatural, the macabre, science-fiction, horror, whimsy and those generally imaginative flights of fancy that defy classification elsewhere. Arkham House has published, in addition to Lovecraft, the work of A.E. Coppard, Lord Dunsany, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. Russell Wakefield, Clark Ashton Smith, Ray Bradbury, A. E. Van Vogt, Henry S. Whitehead, L.P. Hartlet, Lady Cynthia Asquith, August Derleth, Donald Wandrei, Colin Wilson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Leah Bodine Drake, Frank Belknap Long, William Hope Hodgson, Fritz Leiber, Carl Jacobi, Robert E. Howard, Seabury Campbell, Robert Bloch, Joseph Payne Brennan, Manly Wade Wellman, Greye La Spina, Zealia Bishop, Evangeline Walton, David H. Leller, S. Fowler Wright, Stanley McNail, and proposes to publish in the near future books by Margery Lawrence, M.P. Shiel, Brian Lumley, Denys Val Baker, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, Donald Fryer, and others, in addition to new books from authors previously on the Arkham House-Mycroft and Moran lists" --from the verso of front wrap of 1977 Stock List.