LOVECRAFT, H.P. The Shadow out of Time, and Other Tales of Horror. London, Victor Gollancz, 1968.
8vo. Original red cloth with printed yellow dust wrapper; pp.384; a little darkening to the spine, otherwise a very good copy, internally clean and sound.
First UK edition of this collection of Lovecraft's tales of cosmic horror, in the distinctive Gollancz jacket. Most notable for containing the short story Shadow over Innsmouth, cited as Lovecraft's first published work in the jacket blurb - and thus overlooked for republication by Derleth until this volume, despite the fact that it holds pride of place amongst the best works in Lovecraft's oeuvre. When people talk of Lovecraft, and think of creepy seaside towns with strange locals and something nasty lurking beneath the surface, they are referencing The Shadow over Innsmouth.