London: Museum Press Limited. No Date . First British Edition. Original black cloth titled in silver and with a skull design in yellow on spine panel. Light tanning to text block as usual with this book, but a fine copy, clean and fresh, in the original colour pictorial dust wrapper The jacket shows some minor rubbing and has a small, short (1-inch) closed tear (no loss) at foot of front panel; the tear is almost invisible and has never been repaired in any way (no vain attempts at taping the verso, etc). A sharp, clean copy of a very scarce book. Item #312177
¶ First published in the USA by Arkham House in 1945, this is the first publication in England of any book under the H.P. Lovecraft byline, although in point of fact it is mostly written by Derleth from plot outlines and notes left behind by HPL upon his death.