A single newspaper print that Howard’s father sent to H.P. Lovecraft.


Isaac Howard wrote H.P.Lovecraft on 14 Aug 1936:

“P.S. I am mailing you a copy of an essay written by Robert at the age of 17 when he finished high school. The newspaper in which it was published was old, had become faded and rotten and in order to preserve this essay it become [sic] necessary to reprint it so I had a number of sheets printed and am sending you one.”

It could be argued that this was the first official Howard publication under his own name. It is not known how many copies were printed, but it was probably a few dozen copies at most. As far as REH Scholar Patrice Louinet knows, no copy survives other than the one shown which was sent to him as a gift from a descendant of the family.

Howard Works
Publisher:Isaac Mordecai Howard
Year :1936
Book No. :None
Edition :1st 
Format :Single newspaper page
Pages :1
Cover art :None
Illustrations :None

What the Nations Owes to the South (newprint)

A single newspaper print. Contains WHAT THE NATION OWES TO THE SOUTH.

Tags: Dr. I. M. Howard / Isaac Mordecai Howard / Robert E. Howard