Finally, another installment of beautiful art by the most important, significant and successful artist in the Freedom School Records universe, Mr. Lee Brown Coye. The work here is from "The Night Side: Masterpieces of the Strange and Terrible", published in 1947 by Rinehart and Company. The book is third in trilogy of non-Arkham House anthologies edited by Derleth and illustrated by Coye, the other two titles being "Who Knocks?" and "Sleep No More", the latter of which has its own post here. Some of the images have appeared on FSR before (they were scans of original art, not owned by me), but all LBC images from "the Night Side" are included here for posterity. Please click to enlarge the drawings!
For HPL's "The Color Out of Space", the original is owned by a contemporary artist named Justin Lieberman.
For "The Night Wire" by H.F. Arnold
For "The Extra Passenger" by Stephen Grendon
For "Joshua" by R. Creighton Buck
For "Mr. Minchin's Midsummer" by Margery Lawrence
For "The Eerie Mr. Murphy" by Howard Wandrei
For "Nightmare" by Marjorie Bowen
For "One Head Well Done" by John D. Swain
For "Seaton's Aunt" by Walter De La Mare
For "Face in the Mirror" by Denys Val Baker
Although I'm sure the story isn't unknown to historians of Weird Fiction (I'm but a lowly fanatic), I always assumed this trilogy of books was either solicited by the book companies or presented to them by Derleth. Reason perhaps being that Arkham House knew their distribution limitations and felt it didn't interfere with their arguably more boutique business model. Look for the Weird Art of Lee Brown Coye Part 8 in the near future ... !