Arlington, VA: Carrollton Clark, 1975. Very Good / Very Good. Item #27349
Arlington, VA: Carrollton Clark, 1975. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, this being #269. Quarto. 272 pp. Illustrated dust jacket with $30.00 price present. Red boards stamped black and gilt. Red topstain. Mustard slipcase.
Dust jacket rubbed along edges with a few minor scuffs and faded spine. Boards show very light shelfwear and binding is sound. Fading to topstain near spine but pages otherwise unmarked. Slipcase edgeworn with general scuffing and a couple red marks to edge, else sound and stable. Overall a Very Good copy.
Prints the correspondence between Lovecraft and a fifteen-year old Willis Conover. Conover, who at the time published the fanzine Science Fantasy Correspondent, went on to a long career in radio as host of the Voice of America Jazz Hour, which was especially popular throughout Europe. His New York Times obituary notes he "fought the cold war with cool music, capturing the hearts and liberating the spirits of millions of listeners trapped behind the Iron Curtain" and that "In the long struggle between the forces of Communism and democracy, Mr. Conover, who went on the air in 1955 and continued broadcasting until a few months ago, proved more effective than a fleet of B-29's." He also arranged regional jazz concerts, all races welcome, which "almost off-handedly brought about the desegregation of Washington's nightclubs."