Something pretty special at Potter & Potter

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Something pretty special at Potter & Potter

Postby observer » March 20th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Among the Houdiniana items in the April 9 auction, something unique: 31 typewritten pages of The Cancer of Superstition , co-written with HP Lovecraft. Opening bid $13,000; it'll be interesting to see where it ends up if a battle erupts between Houdini collectors and Lovecraft collectors.

Apparently the manuscript, whose existence was rumored but unconfirmed, was "discovered among the records of a now-defunct magic shop". Anybody have any further information?

PS - info from the biblio dot com blog.
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Re: Something pretty special at Potter & Potter

Postby Leonard Hevia » March 20th, 2016, 12:55 pm

Apparently it was written by C.M. Eddy Jr. from an outline/notes from Lovecraft. You can read more about that here: ... 8222095231

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