Lovecraft loved Christmas.
This fact is perhaps at odds with many people’s view of HPL. For him, it wasn't a religious holiday, but rather a celebration of an ancient English folk tradition. This special festive anthology, edited by Miskatonic Missives creative director N.R. Jenzen-Jones, celebrates Lovecraft’s experiences with the holiday season, collecting some of HPL’s work with a seasonal bent—from the light-hearted to the horrific.
This book primarily comprises Lovecraft’s published and unpublished poems which deal with Christmas, winter, the solstice, and related themes. HPL frequently wrote to his correspondents to convey his greetings of the season, and often included short poems. Many of those are reproduced herein. The volume also includes ‘The Festival’, a delicious tale of a sinister Yuletide celebration rooted in pagan rites.
This festive volume is typeset in a classic style—with some delightful seasonal touches—and printed on high-quality paper stock using heritage printing techniques by a small, family-owned press in Scotland. Its forty eight pages are hand-bound with a pamphlet stitch in contrasting scarlet thread, and each copy of this unique book is signed by the Editor. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies.
This is a beautifully printed little book. If you've enjoyed Miskatonic Missives, the Miskatonic Literary Society or the new edition of The Spirit of Revision, you'll recognize the exceptional quality of another Helios House publication.
NOTE: this title is due to start shipping Dec. 1. We should be able to get copies anywhere in the world well before Christmas.