Halloween Book Covers: Poe and Lovecraft

While perusing a few literature blogs I found these super cool and noir-ish book covers for Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher,” and a few of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. I suppose this is my Halloweeney post.
The below illustrations were drawn by Alexander Alexeieff using aquatint to illustrate Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Maastricht, Holland: Halcyon Press, 1930) and were found here.
Alexander Alexeieff, aquatint illustration for Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” 1930

 









All images by Alexander Alexeieff for Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Maastricht, Holland: Halcyon Press, 1930).

The following illustrations are book covers for H.P Lovecraft’s various stories found here.
The following two covers were used for the Arkham House editions of Lovecraft’s work, drawn by Lee Brown Coye.

At the Mountains of MadnessAt the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. Arkham House, 1964.
Dagon
Dagon and other Macabre Tales by H.P. Lovecraft. Arkham House, 1965. 
The cover below was drawn by unknown artist and was distributed through Scholastic Book catalogs and was given to grade school kids in the 1960’s and 1970’s. This book was as an introduction to H.P. Lovecraft for many children of that time period.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Shadow Over Innsmouth, by H.P. Lovecraft. Scholastic Books, 1971.
And then there are even more disturbing covers. This one was drawn by John Holmes.
At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft. Ballantine Books, 1971.
The avon edition looks like a more pulpey rendition.
Cry Horror!
Cry Horror! by H.P. Lovecraft. Avon Books, 1959.
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