Recent Library Acquisitions
The abundantly packed shelves of the society library groaned under the weight of several new acquisitions this holiday season!
Inspired by a recent episode of Voluminous in which shady 1920s archeologist Byron Khun de Prorok was mentioned, member Allison Rich of Providence, R.I. sent a first edition of his first book, Digging for Lost African Gods (1926). It's in wonderful shape and features some amazing photographs. It joins a first edition of Prorok's second book (1929) that we recently found on eBay.
Member Christopher Kalley of Bedford, Texas sent a copy of Satanism, Magic and Mysticism in Fin-de-siecle France (2012) to bolster our modern scholarship section.
Member Sue Hill of Hancock, Michigan sent Sean Branney a wonderful Eldritch Elf gift that included two amazing books. A 1932 copy of Goethe's Faust illustrated by Eugène Delacroix, and a lavish 19th-century book entitled Heroes of the Dark Continent (1889) richly illustrated with engravings and color plates of colonial-era Africa.
Member Chris Huning of San Leandro, California sent a bound set of Volume 1 of the metaphysical magazine The Channel. When we were making props many years ago for our motion picture of The Call of Cthulhu we used an article from this magazine as part of Professor Angell's files, and it was a treat to see it again in bound form!
And in another acquisition inspired by an upcoming episode of Voluminous, we recently stumbled on an interesting book (1999) about famed boxer Jack Dempsey and his place in the 1920s.
Our deepest thanks to the members who generously donate to the society's carefully curated library!