Lovecraft’s copy of the famous novel Moby Dick has been found, thanks to Dan Boudreau of the American Antiquarian Society. The Society has found the book in its collections. One wonders what else of his may have been sent their way, by Barlow or Lovecraft’s aunt.
The inscription shows that I was right to think that Lovecraft may have had a copy from his bookseller friend Kirk in the Spring of 1925. Lovecraft read the 1892 Dana Estes & Co. edition in its 1919 reprinting by the Page Company, which added four rather uninspiring illustrations by A. Burnham Shute (taken from Arthur Stedman’s United States Book Company edition). Unfortunately there appears to be no online facsimile scan of this edition.