The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine

North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, [circa 1905-1950].

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A rare collection of small press materials printed at the Driftwind Press in Montpelier, Vermont, an influential amateur press published by Walter J. Coates, with editorial assistance of W. Paul Cook, and H.P. Lovecraft. The collection consists of a nearly complete run (228 issues) of Driftwind ("A Tramp Magazine"), over 70 books and pamphlets, and related ephemera. The magazine collection includes the scarce early issues with printed birch bark covers, and ten (of eleven) issues with first appearance contributions by Lovecraft. Also included is Coates' 1937 Lovecraft obituary and poem, and several first appearance contributions by Lovecraft's fellow science fiction/horror writers August Derleth and Stanton Coblentz.The collection of books and pamphlets includes poems and articles by Coates, W. Paul Cook, and other New England based writers, and several poems and articles of social commentary and political protest, including Sarah N. Cleghorn's first printing of the Ballad of Gene Debs. The small collection of related ephemera includes printed broadsides and autographed postcards and trade cards printed by Coates in East Calais, Vermont in the early 1900s, and a few Driftwind press postcard announcements and broadsheet advertisements. Among the magazines and books are a very few ex-library copies (all with light markings), else overall very good or better. The four early issues in birch bark wrappers are near fine, as are the many other issues custom bound in hand-colored wallpaper samples and other hand-decorated and printed paper covers. Many of the books and pamphlets are Inscribed by the authors. All are quite rare, having been hand-set and printed in limited editions, with various custom made coverings. A nearly complete collection of publications from one of the more ambitious amateur press publishers of the early 20th Century that would be very difficult to replicate.Complete list:Part I. Driftwind ("A Tramp Magazine") (228 issues):1926. (April-December): 9 issues complete.(Stitched printed wrappers: four in birch bark; the others in paper)1927. 6 issues complete.1928. 5 issues (lacking the March issue).1929. 6 issues complete.1930. 7 issues complete (includes the April special issue).1931. 7 issues (lacking the October special issue).1932. 6 issues complete.1933. 9 issues complete.1934. 12 issues complete.1935. 10 issues complete.1936. 8 issues complete.1937. 10 issues complete.1938. 11 issues complete.1939. 11 issues complete.1940. 10 issues complete.1941. 10 issues complete.(Note: Coates died 29 July 1941. W. Paul Cook assumes editorship.)1942. 12 issues complete.1943. 12 issues complete.1944. 12 issues complete.1945. 12 issues complete. 1946. 12 issues complete.1947. 11 issues (lacking the August issue).1948. 1 issue (as Paul Cook dies).1948. 6 issues complete.(Under a new publisher in Winchendon, Mass.) 1949. 1 issue.1950. 2 issues.H. P. Lovecraft first appearances:[Article]: October 1926: "The Materialist Today."[9 poems]: July 1930: "The Familiars";November 1930: "The Port";March 1931: "The Lamp";April 1931 (Special issue): "The Window";March 1932: "The Canal" and "The Gardens of Yin";November 1932: "The Howler";October 1934: "Zaman's Hill";December 1936: "Recognition".Note: Lacking the March 1928 issue (with an essay by Lovecraft: "Vermont: A First Impression"). Walter Coates memorial poem to Lovecraft (and second appearance of Lovecraft's "The Book," appears in the April 1937 issue.Part II. 72 Driftwind Press Books and Pamphlets1. Ainsworth, Lillian M. A Ballad of Old Chelsea. The Driftwind Press, 1940. Stitched printed wrappers.2. Ainsworth, Lillian M. Christmas at Burgess Farm. (Reprinted from Driftwind November, 1942. Inscribed. Stitched printed wrappers.3. Ainsworth, Lillian M. Sonnetts and Vignettes. Driftwind Chapbook No. 4. North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter John Coats, The Driftwind Press, 1935. Inscribed. Velvet jacket with a printed label on the front cover, folded over plain paper wraps.4. Ainsworth, Lillian M., and Others. Telling the Hours: Poems; By Members of the Scribblers' Club. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press [no date]. Inscribed to Timothy C. Dale (dated July, 1938). Cloth over boards, glassine wrapper.5. Bijou, Ernest St. Clair. Change on the Hills: New Poems and Old. No. Montpelier, Vermont: Walter John Coats, The Driftwind Press February, 1934. Quarter cloth and paper over boards.6. Bilger, Julia. Alexandrines: Translated from the "Cherubinischer Wandersmann" of Angelus Silesius 1657. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1944. Bound with a cloth tie in printed wrapper, housed in a slipcase with a printed paper spine label.7. Bliss, Sylvia Hortense. Sea Level. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1933. Inscribed. Cloth over boards, printed paper dust jacket.8. Boyce, Florence E. Sunshine and Cheer from Vermont: A Book of Poems. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, January, 1931. Inscribed. Cloth over boards, printed paper label on the front board and spine, glassine wrapper.9. Byron, Gilbert. White Collar and Chain. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1945. Signed by author, and Inscribed by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Cloth over boards.10. Cady, Daniel L. Miscellaneous Poems. Edited by Walter Coates. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1937. Cloth over boards, printed dust jacket, glassine wrapper.11. Cassie, Bettie Margot. Spindrift. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, 1930. Inscribed. Color paste paper over boards, printed paper label. 12. Cheney, Ralph (editor). Banners of Brotherhood: An Anthology of Social Vision Verse. Driftwind Chapbook No. 2. North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter John Coats, The Driftwind Press, July 4, 1933. Printed paper wrappers.13. Christman, W.W. The Untillable Hills. Introduction by Robert P. Tristram Coffin. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1937. Cloth over boards with a printed paper label on the front board, printed dust jacket, Driftwind press printed bookmark laid in. 14. Cleghorn, Sarah N. Ballad of Gene Debs. First printing. North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter J. Coats, The Driftwind Press, July, 1928. Stitched printed paper wrappers.15. Coates, Walter John. Diapason: Nuances in Verse. Driftwind Chapbook No. 6. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, January 1937. Inscribed. Paper dust jacket with a printed paper label on the front cover, folded over plain paper wraps.16. Coates, Walter John. Double Thirteen: Being a Like Number of Lyrics and Sonnets. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, September, 1931. Copy number 42 (of 100). Stitched printed paper wrappers.17. Coates, Walter John (editor). Favorite Vermont Poems: Series 1. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1928. Stitched printed paper wrappers.18. Coates, Walter John (editor). Favorite Vermont Poems: Series 3. (Entered as second class matter August 20, 1929 ... copyrighted April 1930). Stitched printed paper wrappers.19. Coates, Walter John (editor). Favorite Vermont Poems: Series 4. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, November, 1931. Stitched printed paper wrappers.20. Coates, Walter John (editor). Favorite Vermont Poems: Series V. The Driftwind Press, 1934. Printed paper wrappers.21. Coates, Walter John (editor). Harvest: A Sheaf of Poems from Driftwind. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, May, 1933. Printed, blind-embossed wrappers.22. Coates, Walter John. Hubbarton Battle: A Ballad. North Montpelier, Vt.: Drift-Wind Press, 1927. Signed. Stitched printed wrappers.23. Coates, Walter John. Land of Allen and Other Verse. Athol [MA]: W. Paul Cook, The Recluse Press, 1928. Cloth over boards, printed label on the front board and spine, glassine wrapper.24. Coates, Walter John. Life Problems as related to The Human Soul and Destiny. 1906. Inscribed. Stapled printed wrappers. (Laid-in is a letterpress poem: "The Lonely Way"). Plus one additional copy not inscribed by Coates.25. Coates, Walter John. Margery Gray or A Witch Unmasked. Interpretive drawing (woodcut) by Vrest Orton, and a new introduction by Walter John Coates. Driftwind Monograph Number Two. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1930.26. Coates, Walter John. Mortality: Being Several Funeral Services and Three Unrelated Prayers. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, January, 1939. Copy Number 25 (of 125). Signed. Stapled printed wrappers.27. Coates, Walter John. Sonnets of an Editor. Driftwind Chapbook No. 3. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, December, 1934. Inscribed by author. Hand-colored wrapper with a printed paper label on the front cover.28. Coates, Walter John. The Undiscovered Singer: A Tribute to J.H.F. [J. Howard Flower]. (East Calais, Vermont, May-June, 1918.) Stitched printed paper wrappers.29. Coates, Walter John. Unspoken Travail and Other Verse. East Calais, Vermont: October, 1918. Stitched printed paper wrappers.30. Coates, Walter John (editor). Vermont: In Heart & Song. North Montpelier, Vermont: Ye Alle Tyme Gifte Bookes, 1926. Stitched printed wrappers.31. (Coates, Walter John, and Harold Vinal). Maine and Vermont Poets. Forewords by Harold Vinal and Walter John Coates. Edited by the House of Henry Harrison. New York: Henry Harrison, (1935). Cloth over boards.32. Coffin, George Henry. Earth Hunger. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, December 1931. Inscribed. Stitched printed wrappers.33. Collins, Franklin. Songs from the Hills. No. Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, November, 1934. Cloth over boards.34. Connell, Edna Faith. Recollections of Rural Vermont. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press (1938). Cloth over boards, glassine wrapper.Crossman, Willis T. [Pseudonym of W. Paul Cook]:35. [Crossman, Willis T.]. A Day In The Life of Willis T. Crossman By Himself. Privately Printed. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press (1934). Copy no. 1 (of 52). Stitched printed wrappers.36. Crossman, Willis T. Arranged: A Legend of the Green Mountains. (One of 50 copies. Set and printed one page at a time ...). Stitched printed wrappers.37. Crossman, Willis T. Contradictions. ("One of 51 copies. Vanityly printed at the Driftwind press."). Inscribed. Stitched decorated and printed wrappers.38. Crossman, Willis T. Fiction. ("done in the woodshed, by early candlelight ... almost seventy of 'em").39. Crossman, Willis T. Heard In Vermont. North Montpelier: The Driftwind Press, 1939. Cloth over boards, printed paper spine label, glassine wrapper.40. Crossman, Willis T. It Happened In Dunbar. One of 49 copies ... the Driftwind Press. Signed. Stitched printed wrappers.41. Crossman, Willis T. Lazy. ("One of 50 copies, minus done by the author at the Driftwind Press"). Stitched printed wrappers.42. Crossman, Willis T. Protest Stuff. Issued posthumously with a note about the author. Sixty copies of This Booklet Done by The Driftwind Press. Stapled printed wrappers (detached).43. Crossman, Willis T. Surprise: A Tale Told in Vermont. ("In these days of 1944 it is well to say that waste stock was used for this experiment. To produce the approximately fifty copies"). Stapled printed wrappers.44. Crossman, Willis T. Teeth. ("56 copies of this thing printed by the author"). Stitched printed wrappers.45. Crossman, Willis T. Told In Vermont. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1938. One of 150 copies. Printed stiff paper wraps.46. Fisher, Ella Warner. Castles In Memory. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, 1931. Signed. Stitched printed wrappers.47. Fisher, Ella Warner. Homeland In The North. No. Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, Walter John Coates, 1936. Cloth over boards, printed laid paper dust jacket.48. Fisk, Perrin B. A Yeoman of the Lord: Poems. Introduction by Mabel Hall Walter. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, Walter John Coates, December, 1933. Printed wrappers.49. Goodenough, Arthur Henry. Grass of Parnassus: Selected Poems. Edited by Walter John Coates. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1937. Review copy, with two publisher's printed slips laid-in. Cloth over boards.50. Gridley, Selah. Patriotic Poems from "The Mill of the Muses." Driftwind Monograph Number One. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, 1930. Stitched printed wrappers.51. Higgins, Harold H. "Shadows to the Unseen": A First Book of Poems. North Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, 1937. Cloth over boards, printed paper label on the front board.52. Moody, Lewis Nathaniel. Sugar Making In Vermont And Other Rhymed Reminiscences. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, (1941). Review copy, with publisher's printed slip laid in. Cloth over boards, illustrated dust jacket.53. Musser, Benjamin. The Marvelous Boy. Driftwind Chapbook No. 7. North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter J. Coats, The Driftwind Press, (1937). Printed wrappers.54. Norton, E. Guy. Treasured Thoughts. Line drawings by the author. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1929. Stitched printed wrappers.55. Pierce, Maude Wheeler. Dream Burdens. (The Driftwind Press, November, Anno 1929). Signed. Laid in is a typescript of the poem: "Drafted" by the author; a publisher's printed advertisement; and an autograph card.56. Plumley, Lavinia Fletcher. Poems. Privately printed for Charles A. Plumley. North Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, March 1930. Stitched printed wrappers.57. Porter, Kenneth W., Seymour G. Link, and Harry E. Hurd. Christ in the Breadline: A Book of Poems for Christmas, Lent, and Other Holy Days. Second edition. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1933. Stitched wrappers with a printed paper label on the front cover.58. Spoerl, Howard Davis. The Status and Mission of Poetry. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1948. Printed wrappers.59. Stoddard, Doric Smith. Geography of Vermont: A Poem. Driftwind Monograph No. 3. No. Montpelier, Vt.: The Driftwind Press, 1931. Stitched printed wrappers.60. Stowe, F.D.E. Eldermere. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1944. Signed. Printed wrappers.61. Stowe, F.D.E. The Mountaineer: Life Studies and Sundry Sketches. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1944. Printed wrappers.62. Taylor, Henry C. Adjustments: Parables and Allegories. No. Montpelier, Vt.: Driftwind Press, 1931. Two copies in stitched wrappers: (one in lavender paper, the other in red velvet paper).63. Twynham, Leonard. A Ballad of Old Pocock Vermont: Legend of Bristol Money Diggings. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, July, 1931. Stitched printed wrappers. Signed.64. Waite, Marcus Warren. The Wheelock Family of Calais, Vermont. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1940. Cloth over boards.65. Walter, Dorothy C. Lovecraft and Benefit Street. Reprinted from The Ghost for "Spring of 1943" by W. Paul Cook at The Driftwind Press, North Montpelier, Vermont. Stitched printed wrappers.66. Washburn, Owen Redington. By Way of Love. North Montpelier, Vermont: Walter John Coats, The Driftwind Press, 1932. Cloth over boards.67. Washburn, Owen Redington. Eternal Youth. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1946. Inscribed. Cloth over boards, printed paper dust jacket.68. Webster, Henry C. A Memorial to Henry C. Webster. Collected and edited by Walter J. Coats. East Calais, Vermont: Walter J. Coates, November, 1918. Small inscription. Stitched printed wrappers.69. Webster, Henry C. Webster's Oriental Songs and Other Lyrics. Revised and edited by Walter J. Coates. Hartland, Vermont: Solitarian Press, June 1920. Quarter silk cloth and color printed silk over boards. Ex-library copy with small bookplate.70. Webster, Henry C. More Poems. Posthumous edition, 1925. Selected from the original MSS, revised and printed by Walter J. Coates, North Montpelier, Vermont. Stitched printed wrappers.71. Westerfield, Hargis. For Crossing Wide Waters. North Montpelier, Vermont: The Driftwind Press, 1943. Printed wrappers.72. Whitford, Lee. A Bible Handbook for Young Babbits. Driftwind Chapbook No. 1. Imprinted at Rich's Hollow ... 1933. Color illustrated wrappers with a printed paper label on the front cover.Part III. EphemeraFour printed broadsides:1. [Theater program]: Professor Pepp. Characters ... Synopsis ... Supper: 25 cents, Dancing: 50 cents a couple. Coates' Printery.2. [Poem]: Coates, Walter J. Baffled Effort. Jan. 9, 1919.3. [Poem]: Coates, Walter J. Building the Temple. Windsor House, Sept. 26, 1928. Signed.4. Autograph Postcards, Trade Cards, Driftwind Press advertisements: 17 items (1903-1942). Most are post-marked with stamps.5. Two Periodicals: The Vermonter (Vol. 34, 1929); Hill Trails* (May-June 1938). Both include articles by, and about, Walter Coates.

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The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine. Walter John COATES, H. P. Lovecraft, W. Paul Cook.
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine
The Driftwind Press of Vermont: A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, and Near-Complete Run of Driftwind Magazine

H.P. Lovecraft
birth name: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
born: 8/20/1890
died: 3/15/1937
nationality: USA

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