“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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