The bonnet, Vol. 1, no. 1

Newton Centre, Mass: The Bonnet, June, 1919. First edition of the only known number, small 8vo, pp. 12; original printed self-wrappers; about fine. Includes two unsigned contributions from H. P. Lovecraft, listed on p. 12 as one of the "Official Critics." An ephemeral example of Lovecraft's involvement with the amateur press movement, with an unattributed poetic tribute to Helene Hoffman Cole (Second Vice-President of the Bonnet Club Officials); and a brief paragraph under "Trimmings." The editor, Winifred Virginia Jordan, was rumored in amateur press circles to have been linked romantically to Lovecraft. See Joshi & Schultz, eds., An. H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia, p. 41. Item #45701

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