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Lovecraft, H. P.
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Lovecraft, H. P.
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Lovecraft, H. P.

The Materialist Today.  [North Montpelier, Vt.: Driftwind Press, 1926]

4 pages (7  3/4  x 5  1/8 in.;197 x 130 mm), self-wrappers, sewn with brown thread as issued; minimal soiling, inscribed at bottom of cover in an unknown hand "Printed by Walter J. Coates, May 1926"; minute paper flaw on lower edge of front cover. 


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Literature

Currey pp. 328; Joshi I.A.4

Catalogue Note

First edition. One of 15 copies. "No copy of this pamphlet has ever been located"  (Joshi).  "The Materialist Today" appeared in Coates's magazine Driftwind, October 1926.  The 1,200 word essay is a brief exposition of materialist metaphysics and ethics.  According to Coates's "Check List of Publications of Driftwind Press," this pamphlet was "not for sale."  The pamphlet is not listed in Spink's inventory of Lovecraft's library and Joshi concludes "it is likely that none of the 15 copies of the pamphlet survives." 

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York