Item #313349 THE FANTASY FAN: The Fan's Own Magazine. September 1933 - February 1935. Charles D. HORNIG, / H. P. Lovecraft / Clark Ashton Smith.

THE FANTASY FAN: The Fan's Own Magazine. September 1933 - February 1935.

No Place: No Publisher [Lance Thingmaker], No Date [2010]. First Hardcover Edition. Octavo, original black boards with green cloth spine lettered in black. Variously paginated. Hardcover collection of all 18 issues (in facsimile) of one of the earliest Fantasy fanzines, hand-sewn and hand-bound. Original copies were scanned and have been reprinted as they appeared, with only minor touch-ups to improve legibility. All the typos and errors are still in place. Included is the complete text of Lovecraft’s “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” which ran in installments during the magazine’s lifetime, but was not completed before it ceased publication. 200 copies only were printed, this being one of 100 copies that were issued without a slipcase (the "first" 100 copies were numbered and slipcased). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #313349

The Fantasy Fan was a fanzine by Charles D. Hornig published in the 1930s in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Charles Hornig began The Fantasy Fan at seventeen and published his first issue in September 1933. It is regarded as the first fanzine in the weird fiction field. It featured articles, news, fiction, poetry and letters. Although it had a very small print run it attracted the premier fiction writers of the day - H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Robert H. Barlow, David H. Keller, and Robert E. Howard. These same contributors also letter writers to the fanzine and frequently argued with one another in the section called "The Boiling Point". It also included a column entitled "Within the Circle" by F. Lee Baldwin that was devoted to their activities.

The Fantasy Fan also included contributions by Forrest Ackerman, Lester Anderson, Fred Anger, Eando Binder, Lionel Dilbeck, August Derleth, Marianne Ferguson, Allen Glasser, J. Harvey Haggard, Virginia Kidd, H. C. Koenig, William Lumley, Don Moore, Robert Ely Morse, Robert Nelson, Emil Petaja, Kenneth B. Pritchard, Duane Rimel, Walt Z. Russjuchi, Richard F. Searight, P. J. Searles, Louis C. Smith, Bob Tucker, & Natalie H. Wooley, and included news items on weird writing by Julius Schwartz and Mortimer Weisinger. Letters came from Chester Cuthbert, Ralph Milne Farley, and Carl J. Smith. After 18 issues had been released, the last issue was published in February 1935. There was talk of reviving it, with Lovecraft as editor, but it did not come to pass.

Price (USD): $200.00