Lovecraft, Long and Used Books

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In those days, Lovecraft and Long frequently browsed among the outside stalls of second-hand book shops. Sometimes Lovecraft thought of a friend in connection with some particular book which came to his hand, and if it cost no more than fifteen cents or a quarter, he would buy it for presentation purposes.
A Memoir of Lovecraft by Rheinhart Kleiner

 

Photo: Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Frank Belknap Long, Jr. in 1931.