Errata for the B&N volume

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In this thread I intend to post errata for H. P. Lovecraft: The Fiction, issued by Barnes & Noble in 2008. I will make separate posts for each text from the book. After I have posted MY errata for a story, I invite everybody else to fill in anything that I have missed, but in order to keep everything neat and tidy, PLEASE do not post anything on a story before I have done so.

I use the Arkham House corrected editions as my copy text. Whenever I find something that diverges from the AH text, I check all the other sources that I have available: Tales, the Penguin volumes, the Hippocampus Press volumes... heck, I'll even check the Gollancz Necronomicon in an emergency.
The numbers I use in my posts refer to page and line numbers of The Fiction.

Good hunting!
 
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The Beast in the Cave
2.39-3.1: advanced, and the animal] advanced,the animal
5.12: wondered if the unnatural quality] wondered if this unnatural quality
 
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The Alchemist
6.5: Comtes de C——), and] Comtes de C——), and
6.14: stronghold for he proud] stronghold for the proud
6.24: stones of he walls,] stones of the walls,
7.1: died at birth,] died at my birth,
7.1-2: servitor, and old and trusted] servitor, an old and trusted
7.33: which he had said had for] which he said had for
8.28: the Comte, the pronounced in] the Comte, he pronounced in
8.29: haunted the House of] haunted the house of
9.38: covered with dust of ages] covered by the dust of ages
12.23: the farther rend of the] the farther end of the
 

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I've been offline for a couple of days, but work has continued...

The Tomb
17.21-22: being indeed, stimulated] being indeed stimulated
*17.39: of the first Puritan colonists] of the Puritan colonists
18.2: At the time, indeed my attention] At the time, indeed, my attention
18.24-25: locked the cabin of the door] locked the chain of the door


The asterisk will be used liberally in fortcoming posts; it marks those instances when I cannot tell which version is the correct one. In the case above, both seem equally possible.
 

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Dagon
23.22: us as navel prisoners. So] us as naval prisoners. So
23.31-32: the heaving vastness of unbroken] the heaving vastnesses of unbroken
26.15-16: than himself I remarked,] than himself. I remarked,
26.26: to certain measures sounds.] to certain measured sounds.
 

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A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
28.10: The privilege of reminiscence, however] The Privilege of Reminiscence, however
28.12: occurrences of History and the] occurrences of History, and the
28.20: whose famous personages I was] whose famous Personages I was
28.22: of August 1690 (or] of August, 1690 (or
28.32: appear in print.”), and] appear in Print.”), and
28.34: Juvenal, intituledLondon,” by] Juvenal, intitul’dLondon,” by
*29.29: Poems, Mr. Johnson said:] Poems, Mr. Johnson said: [It is “Johnson” in the AH text as well, but since all personal names in the text are italicised, I suspect that this may be an error of transcription, or an inconsistency.]
*30.20: of the “Reliques,” Mr.] of the Reliques, Mr.
30.24: speaking for Davy when others] speaking for Davy when others
*30.25-26: no Doubt but that he] no Doubt that he
*30.35-36: to the Greater Man, the] to the greater Man, the
31.31: of ancient Lineage bred,] of antient Lineage bred,
32.8: the Doctor’s death, at which] the Doctor’s Death, at which

I'm not too fond of the habit (in The Fiction) of making the first line of every story all capitals. In this case, you miss the fact that it's actually "Privilege" and "Reminiscence".
 

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Polaris
33.11: glows the pole star with] glows the Pole Star with
33.17-18: the vapour-soaked trees that] the vapour-soaked swamp trees that
 

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep
38.3: these old folk, who] these odd folk, who
38.37: some big, big cabin] some big, big cabin
38.38: far away.” As two] far away.’ As two [In AH, it’s actually quotation mark before full stop, but the other way around seems to be the preferred usage in The Fiction.]
39.1: certain thing that] certain thing that
39.1: and laughs.” At length] and laughs.’ At length [See 38.38.]
39.4: stopped him’.] stopped him.’ [See 38.38.]
44.36: crossed overthe couch] crossed over to the couch
 

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Memory
46.8: valley of nis the accursed] valley of Nis the accursed
46.15: treasure-vaults write poison serpents] treasure-vaults writhe poison serpents
 

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Old Bugs
47.11: Sheehan’s pool room, which] Sheehan’s Pool Room, which
47.21-22: strong, wicked, whiskey] strong, wicked whiskey
47.24-25: to the unknown attachés of] to the unkempt attachés of
48.10: constantly carried with him] constantly carried about with him
48.24: was horribly elan, the] was horribly lean, the
48.34: he would show a sardonic] he would shew a sardonic
48.37: one thing old Bugs would] one thing Old Bugs would
50.2: always showing a genius] always shewing a genius
51.10: was just like Sheean’s.] was just like Sheehan’s.
*51.18: as ye kin] as ya kin
52.2: outa here before I kick] outa here afore I kick
52.32-33: and al wondered] and all wondered
53.3: he did now know the] he did not know the
53.4: that no one could not be expected] that no one now could be expected
 

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The Transition of Juan Romero
54.10: at the norton mine on october] at the Norton Mine on October
55.29: formed the heart of extensive] formed the seat of extensive
55.2: a large heard of unkempt] a large herd of unkempt
55.34-35: found my Oxoninan Spanish] found my Oxonian Spanish
58.20: hidden terrors an monstrosities] hidden terrors and monstrosities
*58.22: glimmering from the lower space] glimmering from lower space
58.27: but the shapes, all] but then shapes, all
59.4: left the bunkhouse during] left the bunk-house during [In Dagon and Other Macabre Tales the word occurs right at a line break, but in Marginalia it is clearly printed with a hyphen.]
 

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The White Ship
60.10: am basil elton, keeper] am Basil Elton, keeper
60.10: of the north point light] of the North Point light
61.2-3: its sails distant and] its sails distent and
*62.38: my new yearnings to] my new yearning to
64.2: I fancied here came] I fancied there came
64.10: ahead the titantic spray] ahead the titanic spray
 

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The Street
*66.22: their walking sticks, tall] their walking-sticks, tall
*67.5: spoke unfamiliar words and] spoke unfamiliar words, and
67.15: brooded only fear and ignorance.] brooded only fear and hatred and ignorance.
 

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The Doom That Came to Sarnath
70.9: the land of mnar a vast] the land of Mnar a vast
70.27: and knows little of the] and knows but little of the
70.29: flocks, who guilt Thraa,] flocks, who built Thraa,
71.9-10: labour how even the stones] labour how ever the stones
71.24: upon the alter of chrysolite.] upon the altar of chrysolite.
71.38: caravans, and more intersecting them.] caravans, and fifty more intersecting them.
73.15: with bowers vines and] with bowers of vines and
 

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The Statement of Randolph Carter
77.18: find. You witness says] find. Your witness says
78.13: bordered by most walls encrusted] bordered by moist walls encrusted
80.15: losing time—So long,] losing time— So long,
80.18: legions—My God!] legions— My God!
80.18: My God! Beat it! Beat it!] My God! Beat it! Beat it! Beat it!
80.27-28: you there?,” and in] you there?”, and in
80.28: brought this could over my] brought this cloud over my
 

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The Terrible Old Man
81.10: of angelo ricci and joe czanek and manuel silva to] of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to
81.17: generally keep him save from] generally keep him safe from
81.28: more curious fold who] more curious folk who
82.5 fellow, who everybody shunned,] fellow, whom everybody shunned,
82.10: Messers. Ricci, Czanek,] Messrs. Ricci, Czanek,
82.17: afterward. Messers. Ricci and] afterward. Messrs. Ricci and
82.22: for ages sea-captains are] for aged sea-captains are
82.23: there were to visitors.] there were two visitors.
82.24: Messers. Ricci and Silva] Messrs. Ricci and Silva
82.24: were experiences in the art] were experienced in the art
83.9: horribly mangles as by] horribly mangled as by
83.13: citizens. but in this idle] citizens. But in this idle
83.14: all. he was by nature] all. He was by nature
 

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I have decided not to list the first line of the story as a typo, unless there are capitals that can't be logically surmised. Names are logical, but it's impossible to guess that "Privilege" and "Reminiscence" are spelled with initial capitals in the first line of "A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson", so I still consider that an error.

The Tree
[The letter "i" of the Greek word whispered by the trees should have an accent and a kind of arch above it.]
 

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The Temple
*93.37: crew for a time,] crew for the time,
*98.28: the materials to] the materials needed to
 

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Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
102.22: Arthur Jerymn went out] Arthur Jermyn went out
105.30: slender, and Jerymn House had] slender, and Jermyn House had
106.14: attraction; speculation on the] attraction; speculating on the
106.33-34: conjecture, but close questioning] conjecture, but by close questioning
107.7: blacks had mad the most] blacks had made the most
108.24: though the distant sound of] though the instant sound of
108.28-29: room, rushing fanatically toward] room, rushing frantically toward
108.33: and watched as the head] and watched at the head
 

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