A SIGNIFICANT HANDWRITTEN TWO-PAGE LETTER By Clark Ashton Smith. Addressed to collector and fantasy fan Lester Anderson Dated Auburn, Cal. An excellent two-page literary letter of approximately 500 words fully SIGNED by Clark Ashton Smith. Written on onion-skin paper, in excellent condition originally folded twice. The letter thanks Anderson for the loan of several Abraham Merritt books and discusses reading Merritt who he goes on to praise. Smith then discusses several pulp fantasy magazines (Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, and Strange Tales) and publisher’s (Hugo Gernsback and [Harry] Bates) expressing his concern for their survival during the Depression. He mentions that “Weird Tales” is promptly paying authors while other publications were in arrears. CAS then goes on to list the titles with brief plot-line descriptions of various stories he has submitted or are being published in various forthcoming magazines including “Weird Tales”, “Wonder Stories”, and “Strange Tales”. The circled number 5 and 5A on the letter was penciled by de Camp who borrowed the letter for research on his Lovecraft biography. A SIGNIFICANT LITERARY LETTER DISCUSSING HIS FORTHCOMING STORIES, HIS CONCERNS FOR THE FANTASY MAGAZINES, AND HIS JOY OF DISCOVERING ABRAHAM MERRITT. FOR MORE GREAT BOOKS. The item “Clark Ashton Smith HANDWRITTEN LETTER Dated 1932 SIGNED Weird Tales, Merritt etc” is in sale since Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “malcolmbook” and is located in Glendale, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Year Printed: 1932
- Modified Item: No
- Topic: Supernatural Literature
- Binding: Postcard
- Author: Clark Ashton Smith
- Subject: Literature & Fiction
- Special Attributes: Manuscript