The Lovecraft Collector’s Library in Seven PDF Volumes Edited by George T. Wetzel from 1952


 

My Lovecraftian Friends,

While recently reading through my copies of the E.O.D. (Esoteric Order of Dagon, a.p.a.) mailings and loose copies of zines from the early 1970’s through 1980, I saw many items that I would love to make digital copies of to share with those who weren’t in the group, or even born during those days; but the one item, or should I say set, that I felt truly had to be scanned into a digital, and text searchable format, was the seven volume set of George Wetzel’s incredible 1952 Lovecraftian treasure-trove, The Lovecraft Collector’s Library; which was provided in a complete 227 page set for the 13th. Mailing for the E.O.D. in February, 1976, by Scott Connors and R. Alain Everts.

I have made every effort I could to properly copy every page of these collectible items into clean, easily searchable pdf files, and I have stored them on my blog site for easy access by anyone that might enjoy them as much as I do.

Please help yourself to these files, and let me know if this was a worthwhile item for you to have in this format too.

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume I_ Selected Essays – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-i_-selected-essays-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume II_ Selected Essays – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-ii_-selected-essays-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume III_ Selected Poetry – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-iii_-selected-poetry-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume IV_ Selected Poetry – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-iv_-selected-poetry-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume V_ The Amateur Journalist – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-v_-the-amateur-journalist-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume VI_ Commentaries – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-vi_-commentaries-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The Lovecraft Collector’s Library Volume VII_ Bibliographies – Edited by George Wetzel 1952
https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/the-lovecraft-collectors-library-volume-vii_-bibliographies-edited-by-george-wetzel-1952.pdf

The “Old One” in Fullerton,

Will

ps:
George T. Wetzel
Born: 1-June-1921
Died 10-November-1983
Buried: Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery  Kemptown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 75806990

 

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“The Cry of the Cricket” from The Esoteric Order of Dagon – Mailing Numbers 5, February (Candlemas) 1974 to Mailing Number 29, February (Candlemas) 1980


A Small Trip Down The Lovecraftian Memory Lane…

A friend of mine recently asked me if I still had my old E.O.D., a.p.a. (The Esoteric Order of Dagon, amateur press association) mailings, and if I could send him copies of the lists of the zines in each mailing I still had “The Cry of the Cricket” (The Editor’s official organ) for.

I did still have all of the mailings from when I was a member, Mailings 13 through 29, plus some earlier items that were gifted to me; but my scanner had died…

So I ended up experimenting with a number of scanning applications for my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone; and I found that the free, Microsoft Office Lens program did a pretty good job, hand-held, with only one light source, of scanning (up to 10 pages in a batch), and converting these scans into searchable PDF files.

In hindsight, I wish I had mounted my phone in my copy-stand for even far better copies; but I had misplaced my phone tripod adapter, and had to make-do with the hand-held process.

After spending two days working on these files, I knew I was going to have to share them with every Lovecraftian who might also want to see these publications again, or even for the first time.

So I’m posting them here for everyone to grab copies for their collections; and I hope they will encourage more smartphone owners to download a copy of Microsoft Office Lens, so more scanning of rare items can be done for sharing with me (and everyone) too.

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 05  (141 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 06  (351 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 08  (309 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 09  (412 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 10  (362 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 11  (391 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 12  (367 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 13  (847 pages!)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 14  (346 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 15  (479 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 16  (459 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 17  (487 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 18  (599 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 19  (523 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 20  (445 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 21  (450 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 22  (411 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 23.0  (414 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 23.5  (1 page)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 24  (411 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 25  (334 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 26  (388 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 27  (423 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 28.0  (448 pages)

 

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 28.5  (1 page)

E.O.D. Cry of the Cricket Mailing 29  (407 pages)

 

All of the 10,206 pages of the zines in these mailings deserve to be converted to digital copies, but that is far more of a project than I can personally handle in my life at this time.

So these few items will have to stand as a teaser for those that also have copies that they could convert to a digital format too.

And, for those that really want to see more of these types of mailings, please visit the Lovecraft Collection of the John Hay Library, of Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island; where copies of all of the E.O.D. mailings are housed.

Your comments are very welcome.

Will Hart

02-Jan=2018

ps:

Many of these pages were printed on high acid content paper, and they are aging and browning very badly; which is why you’ll see some very strange colors in some of the scans.

 

 

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Happy New Year! It’s True! The Hart/Plowman Audio Production of “H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems” is Now Available for Digital Download from All Over the Planet!


You can download and listen to all of the poetry from this CD on the following sites:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Fungi-Yuggoth-Other-Poems/dp/B07887BW77/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1514853956&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=fungi+from

Bandcamp:
https://gplowman.bandcamp.com/album/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems

Google:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Graham_Plowman_H_P_Lovecraft_s_Fungi_from_Yuggoth?id=Bwza2hfyiu74r6qxikdj2gtbvhi&hl=en

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems/1325243160

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/search/results/Fungi%20from%20Yuggoth

And more sites coming soon!

Plus the CD is also available from the following sites:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Fungi-Yuggoth-Other-Poems/dp/1878252801/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1514863453&sr=8-7&keywords=fungi+from+yuggoth

Arkham Bazaar:
https://arkhambazaar.com/audio/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems-cd/

Cdbaby:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/grahamplowman8

Fedogan & Bremer:
https://www.fedoganandbremer.com/products/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems

Happy Listening!

Will Hart

ps:
And if you’d like a copy of “All the Words for H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems CD,” you can find a printable copy to go with your digital downloads at: https://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/all-the-words-for-h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems-cd1.pdf

pps:

The cover artwork for “H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems” is by the late Jon Arfstrom, the last of the original Weird Tales cover artists; whose untimely death in December 2015 during negotiations for publication rights to this artwork caused a very tense but hopeful delay in obtaining the artwork; which now finally graces the CD! Jon created the covers for the January 1952, July 1952 and September 1953 editions of Weird Tales Magazine; and also provided the interior illustrations for H. P. Lovecraft’s, The Horror at Red Hook in the March 1952 edition of Weird Tales too.

 

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A 127th. Birthday Postcard for H. P. Lovecraft!


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Ghostly

A 127th. Birthday Postcard for H. P. Lovecraft!

I wanted to make a special Birthday Postcard for H. P. Lovecraft’s 127th. Birthday, which is tomorrow, Sunday, August 20, 2017, but I couldn’t decide whether the Postcard looked better with his face Fully-Fleshed, or Ghostly; so I’m sharing both versions with all Lovecraftians to use for any purpose they like.

All I ask, is that you tell me which you prefer; and why, if you’re willing to comment further.

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Will Hart
Fullerton, California
19-August-2017

An Update for 20-August-2017:

I’m a little surprised that nobody has commented on where I placed H. P. L. in these Postcards…

So I guess I’ll point out what is apparently only obvious to me…

Firstly, I wanted to place him on his beloved College Hill; and I did, using a picture that I took from the roof of One Financial Plaza on his 100th. Birthday, on 20-August-1990.

I wanted to make this a memorial Postcard too, by including one of the pictures I took of his headstone (which I helped pay for in 1977); and this picture too, was taken on his 100th. Birthday by me. I also added the subtle “2017” to the lower part of the headstone to date this Postcard

I sized and positioned his image to be centered between three memorable locations that Lovecraftians always visit…

To the side of his left ear (to the viewer’s right), where the List Art Center is now standing, is the original site of Lovecraft’s final home, the Samuel B. Mumford House (1825), which was at 66 College Street (now 64 College Street, and the List Art Center), before the house was moved to 65 Prospect Street in September 1959 before construction of the List Art Center.

To the side of his left ear (to the viewer’s right), just behind the List Art Center, is the John Hay Library of Brown University, which Lovecraft could look into the stacks of from his rooms in 66 College Street; and which now houses the Lovecraft Special Collection at 20 Prospect Street.

Finally, just at the top tip of his right ear (to the viewer’s left), is the current location of Lovecraft’s last home, The Samuel B. Mumford House (1825), at 65 Prospect Street at Meeting Street. Moved here in September 1959 before construction of the List Art Center at 64 College Street.

I’m glad that several people have picked up on the humor behind the italics of “Am,” combined with the exclamation point…

And I hope these Postcards have been shared by the NecronomiCon crowd; and those, like myself, that couldn’t be there this year.

Will Hart
a.k.a. CthulhuWho1

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H. P. Lovecraft Smiles! (At Last!) Updated


 

H. P. Lovecraft Smiling (1934) v2

 

H. P. Lovecraft Smiling (1934) v1

Thanks to the photo editing talents of “Mindblast Cult” [and a little tweaking by Yours Truly] over on Facebook, we all have a chance to finally see what a really happy H. P. Lovecraft looked like in 1934.

Thank You Mindblast Cult for the original image, and the newer one added today 2-June-2017!

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It’s Official! It’s Here! 2017 is The Year of Fungi from Yuggoth!


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Two Hundred Eighty Six Pages of Everything You Could Ask for Related to H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth!

This beautifully illustrated volume, contains the text of the cycle, with every sonnet illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt, a reproduction of Lovecraft’s handwritten manuscript, and an incredibly detailed and in-depth commentary on all aspects of the entire sonnet sequence by David E. Schultz.

Fungi from Yuggoth by H. P. Lovecraft: An Annotated Edition
Edited by David E. Schultz,
Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
http://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.p-lovecraft/poetry/fungi-from-yuggoth-an-annotated-edition

Now, at last, the CD dedicated to this book, can sit side-by-side with this ultimate scholarly study of H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic sonnet sequence, where these two wonderful items can truly be companions in your Lovecraft collection.

As mentioned above, the CD is dedicated to the book; and now that the first copies of the book are arriving in the hands of Collectors, everyone lucky enough to have both items in their collection will fully understand why!

If you haven’t already purchased both of these, please use the link above to purchase the book, and the link below to purchase the CD.

H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems Audio CD
Words by H. P. Lovecraft,
Narration by William E. Hart,
Score by Graham Plowman,
Introduction by S. T. Joshi,
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
http://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Fungi-Yuggoth-Other-Poems/dp/1878252801/
https://www.fedoganandbremer.com/products/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems

There are many books and recordings of “Fungi from Yuggoth,” and I encourage all Lovecraftians to collect them all; but I truly don’t believe there will ever be a greater book of, or about the “Fungi from Yuggoth” sonnets, than this ultimate Lovecraftian treasure, masterfully edited by David E. Schultz, and illlustrated by the legendary artist, Jason C. Eckhardt. And, I don’t believe you will ever hear a more beautifully fitting and haunting score than the one written for the new Fedogan & Bremer CD, by the incredible Irish composer, Graham Plowman; and, I can honestly tell you that I, as the narrator/reader on the CD, have made every effort to honor H. P. Lovecraft, by giving the most heartfelt performance to his words that I possibly could.

And, if you want to save wear and tear on your copy of the very collectible Book, while listening to the CD, please download a copy of the PDF file of the text of the forty-eight poems on the CD, using the link below; so you can follow along with a landscape-format print-out that matches the CD’s contents.

fungi-all-the-wordshttps://cthulhuwho1.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/all-the-words-for-h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems-cd1.pdf

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Lovecraft’s, Fungi from Yuggoth – Book and CD


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Don’t They Make a Lovely Pair?

Now, at last, these two wonderful items can truly be companions in your Lovecraft collection.

The CD is dedicated to the book; and now that the first copies of the book are starting to ship, everyone lucky enough to have both items in their collection will understand why!

If you haven’t already purchased both of these, please use one of the links below to purchase one or both of them; and you’ll learn why 2017 is now the “Year of Fungi!”

There are many books and recordings of “Fungi from Yuggoth,” and I encourage all Lovecraftians to collect them all; but I truly don’t believe there will ever be a greater book of, or about the “Fungi from Yuggoth” sonnets, than this ultimate Lovecraftian treasure, masterfully edited by David E. Schultz, and illlustrated by the legendary artist, Jason C. Eckhardt. And, I don’t believe you will ever hear a more beautifully fitting and haunting score than the one written for the new Fedogan & Bremer CD, by the incredible Irish composer, Graham Plowman; and, I can honestly tell you that I, as the narrator/reader on the CD, have made every effort to honor H. P. Lovecraft, by giving the most heartfelt performance to his words that I possibly could.

Fungi from Yuggoth by H. P. Lovecraft: An Annotated Edition
Edited by David E. Schultz,
Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt

From Hippocampus Press:
http://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.p-lovecraft/poetry/fungi-from-yuggoth-an-annotated-edition

H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth and Other Poems Audio CD
Words by H. P. Lovecraft,
Narration by William E. Hart,
Score by Graham Plowman,
Introduction by S. T. Joshi,
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom

From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lovecrafts-Fungi-Yuggoth-Other-Poems/dp/1878252801/

From Fedogan & Bremer:
https://www.fedoganandbremer.com/products/h-p-lovecrafts-fungi-from-yuggoth-and-other-poems

 

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