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Mountains of Madness Sketch Replica (Standard Edition)

By: H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, The

Type: Other

Product Line: Call of Cthulhu - Decals, Playing Cards, Pencils & Other Miscellanea

MSRP $12.50


Product Info

Title
Mountains of Madness Sketch Replica (Standard Edition)
Publish Year
2019
Dimensions
4x11.25x.1"
NKG Part #
2148899746
Type
Other

Description

On February 24, 1931, H.P. Lovecraft began writing his celebrated novella "At the Mountains of Madness". At some point prior to that, he literally sketched out his ideas for the story on an old envelope he had lying around. After filling one side, he tore the envelope open and continued to jot down his ideas and even sketched a picture of one of the story's Elder Things.

That envelope is still extant and in the Lovecraft Collection of the John Hay Library at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The HPLHS has worked with the library to create a highly accurate replica of that original envelope and we offer it here for collectors and HPL fans alike. This document provides a unique insight into Lovecraft's creative process. We see his early articulation of thoughts and images for the story. Even better, we see them in his own hand as they were written out by a man so frugal that he made good use of both the outside AND inside of an envelope he no longer needed. The postage stamp is no longer extant on the original envelope (perhaps HPL reused it?). Our replica features a custom designed stamp honoring the John Hay Library and depicting Lovecraft from Virgil Finlay's portrait of him as an 18th century gentleman.

Our Standard Edition is the most accurate recreation of the original document we could mass produce; the original document is here recreated at its original size and format and printed on two sides of a torn open envelope.

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