Dear Bookseller,---I am sending an email re-affirming my standing order for these.
Hippocampus Press have released our first three titles of the year, in paperback. These paperbacks are ready for immediate shipment, although the Limited Cloth editions will not appear for six more weeks. Full blurbs are below. Please advise quantities desired. Thanks!
COLLECTED ESSAYS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT, VOLUME 3: SCIENCE
Limited Cloth: ISBN 0974878979: $40.00 (forthcoming)
Paper: ISBN 0974878987: $20.00
A self-proclaimed "mechanistic materialist," Lovecraft took an unremittingly scientific view of reality. This perspective informed the whole of his literary output, but is nowhere so clearly seen as in this assemblage of his writings on science. Beginning with the scientific journals, treatises and astronomy columns of his early years, and continuing throughout his life, these writings illuminate Lovecraft's thought in a unique, and until now, largely unappreciated way. As a bonus, almost two-dozen of HPL's hand lettered star maps are reproduced. **Please note that while the paperback of COLLECTED ESSAYS 3 is immediately available, the Limited Cloth hardcover edition of this title will not be ready for about six more weeks.**
COLLECTED ESSAYS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT, VOLUME 4: TRAVEL
Limited Cloth: ISBN 0976159201: $40.00 (forthcoming)
Paper: ISBN 097615921X: $20.00
Far from being a recluse, H. P. Lovecraft traveled widely -- ranging as far north as Quebec, as far south as Florida and Louisiana, and as far west as Ohio. He wrote interestingly and at length about these expeditions. Collected here are all HPL's formal travelogues, including "Vermont-A First Impression" (1927), "Observations on Several Parts of America" (1928), "Travels in the Provinces of America" (1929), and "An Account of a Visit to Charleston" (1930). Also included is "A Description of the Town of Quebeck, in New France, Lately Added to His Britannick Majesty's Dominions," which, at 75,000 words, was Lovecraft's longest work. As a bonus, all of Lovecraft's hand-drawn maps and illustrations of the regions he visited are reproduced. **Please note that while the paperback of COLLECTED ESSAYS 4 is immediately available, the Limited Cloth hardcover edition of this title will not be ready for about six more weeks.**
MONSTER IN THE MIRROR: LOOKING FOR H. P. LOVECRAFT
by Robert H. Waugh
Paper: ISBN 0976159279: $20.00
During the past two decades, Robert H. Waugh has established himself as a leading scholar on H. P. Lovecraft. Bringing to the study of Lovecraft a remarkable breadth of knowledge in literature, aesthetics, history, and philosophy, Waugh has approached his subject with sensitivity and nuance. In this volume of his collected essays on Lovecraft, the reader will learn of the importance of documents in Lovecraft’s work; his provocative similarities to the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi; and his fascination with underground horror, as exemplified in At the Mountains of Madness and other tales. In a trilogy of substantial essays, Waugh looks at Lovecraft’s seminal story “The Outsider” from a variety of critical perspectives.
A concluding article probes the controverted issue of religion in Lovecraft’s life, thought, and writings. In all, the essays demonstrate that Lovecraft’s multifaceted work is a virtually inexhaustible treasure-trove for the scholar and analyst.
---Have had order ready for Wesleyan Univ Press but their fax is not hooked up or something. I need to make a copy and drop it in the mail, I guess.