PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE [in] THE UNITED AMATEUR; Official Organ of the United Amateur Press Association, Volume XVII, Number 5, May, 1918. H. P. LOVECRAFT, Howard Phillips.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE [in] THE UNITED AMATEUR; Official Organ of the United Amateur Press Association, Volume XVII, Number 5, May, 1918.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE [in] THE UNITED AMATEUR; Official Organ of the United Amateur Press Association, Volume XVII, Number 5, May, 1918.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE [in] THE UNITED AMATEUR; Official Organ of the United Amateur Press Association, Volume XVII, Number 5, May, 1918.

Athol, Mass: United Amateur Press Association, 1918. First Printing. Original wrappers. Large octavo, original printed wrappers. pp [81] - 108. Contains "President's Message" by H.P. Lovecraft, pp 96-97; also lists Lovecraft in the "Membership List" on p. 108, giving his name and address (598 Angell St., Providence, Rhode Island). Covers moderately soiled & with small creases, light erasure through upper top corner of first leaf, staples rusted and one inner section of 4 pages loose. A complete, very good copy. Very Good. Item #311565

¶ An early Lovecraft appearance in a rare amateur journal. HPL was 27 years old at the time and was acting President of the United Amateur Press Association; he had just started having his works of fiction published, with THE ALCHEMIST appearing in the November 1916 issue of The United Amateur. To put this in context, his first appearance in WEIRD TALES was in 1923, 5 years after his appearance here. See Joshi, H.P. LOVECRAFT: An Annotated Bibliography, Item 1-B-ii-215.

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