Miskatonic Missives


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Miskatonic Missives edited by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

Hardcover – The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society – 2022

The Collector’s Edition contains all three Miskatonic Missives books from Volume I, packaged in a custom slipcase with all of their extra items. Each issue contains a reprint of one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most interesting letters, presented alongside related archival material such as contemporary short stories, art, and maps, as well as original art and new scholarship. The books are printed in full color on premium quality paper, Smythe sewn, and bound with a hardcover.

Each book is also packaged with a set of exclusive extras—replicas of related historical documents and ephemera such as photos, maps, ticket stubs, postcards, news clippings, and diary pages. The Collector’s Edition packages these extras in a custom faux-book box which nests in the slipcase alongside the three books. Each Collector’s Edition is also supplied with three ex libris bookplates modeled after Lovecraft’s own, and the first 1000 sold will come with a Certificate of Ownership signed by editors Andrew Leman and Sean Branney of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

Volume I of Miskatonic Missives includes the following three issues:

Vol. I, No. 1: H.P. Lovecraft to Duane W. Rimel (November 1934)

Vol. I, No. 1 includes the following facsimile items:

  • A period postcard depicting a view of College Street in Providence, Rhode Island;

  • The wrapper from Owhyhee Idaho Spud, a candy with an interesting history;

  • Handwritten notes for Lovecraft’s The Shadow Out of Time, in his own hand; and

  • A beautiful letterpress reproduction of Duane Rimel’s linocut portrait of H.P. Lovecraft.

Vol. I, No. 2: H.P. Lovecraft to Robert H. Barlow (March & April 1934)

Vol. I, No. 2 includes the following facsimile items:

  • A period postcard depicting a wealthy neighbourhood in DeLand, Florida;

  • A Florida Motor Lines bus ticket stub, similar to that which Lovecraft would have received on his travels;

  • A page from a catalogue showing ‘The Luck of Edenhall’, a glass beaker with a fascinating history; and

  • A re-creation of a period map of DeLand, Florida.

Vol. I, No. 3: H.P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard (June 1932)

Vol. I, No. 3 includes the following facsimile items:

  • A period postcard showing a view of a riverboat in New Orleans;

  • A newspaper clipping relating to the ‘Massie Affair’;

  • The first page of the handwritten manuscript for The Diary of Alonzo Typer, by William Lumley; and

  • A photo of a young Robert E. Howard in costume.

There is also a set of the three volumes with the fascimile materials in an envelope and no slipcase. All sets have additional Lovecraft “stamps” and bookplates.

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Deluxe Slipcased Set, Three Volume Set


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