This numbered edition Throw Pillow, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Made from 100% spun polyester, filled with a soft faux down insert, and closed with a concealed zipper. No matter which way you turn it, this double-sided pillow is the perfect accent to any living space.
RANDOLPH CARTER, (1873-1928?). Boston author and mystic. Carter's family was of an old and distinguished line. His ancestor Geoffrey Carter, a Crusader, was imprisoned for eleven years at Alamut, and an Edmund Carter was nearly hung during the Salem witch-trials. Beginning at the age of ten, Randolph himself began to show a gift for prophesying the future that never left him. In his early years, Randolph Carter became known as one of the Dream-lands' greatest travelers. The people of that land still tell the tale of his journey to Kadath in the Cold Waste to ask for the sunset city of his dreams, possibly the greatest task undertaken by any dreamer. As Carter grew older, however, his dream-voyages became less and less frequent, until at the age of thirty they ceased entirely. It was at this time that Carter began a search for personal meaning that would last the rest of his life. During World War I, Carter served in the French Foreign Legion. It was here that he made the acquaintance of Etienne-Laurent de Marigny, a fellow dreamer with whom he travelled into the crypts below the town of Bayonne and forged a friendship that would last for years. He returned home after being nearly killed near the town of Belloy-en-Santerre. After his discharge, Carter returned to the United States. Shortly thereafter, he became the pupil of Harley Warren, a scholar who had delved deeply into the occult. One night, Warren vanished after Carter accompanied him to a cemetery in Florida. The police questioned Carter, who gave them a strange account of what had happened, but he was released due to lack of evidence. Randolph Carter was a writer of great ability, though he was not well known during his lifetime. His book A War Come Near, published in 1919, detailed his wartime experiences, and his horror story "The Attic Window", printed in the magazine Whispers in 1922, was so disturbing that many newsstands kept the issue off their shelves. (Shortly after writing it, Carter and a friend were found near Meadow Hill with strange injuries that they never explained.) Carter is best known, though, for his fantasy novels. His earlier ones, written during his years of dreaming, met with little success. The later, more sophisticated ones garnered him some attention, but by the time of his disappearance, Carter had burnt all of his manuscripts, having found his career as an author unsatisfying. On October 7, 1928, Randolph Carter vanished in the ruins of his family's ancestral mansion outside Arkham. Searchers discovered his car and a hand-kerchief that might have belonged to him, but no other trace of Randolph Carter was ever found. A few of his friends asserted that Carter had gone back to the land of dreams to become the king of Ilek-Vad, but this speculation was not taken seriously. The Plastic Wax Factory, purveyors of intricate and fine molten effigies. All your gods, demons, monsters and creatures of the abyss to Leech Lords of the Cthulhu mythos, witches, warlocks, and lunatic residents of asylums the world over still murmuring their arcane incantations. Plus the odd tome, sigil, place of interest and manifestations of magical mumblings amongst the cursed. All are represented here in glorious molten plastic wax, set alight and melted into puddles of primordial grotesquerie. Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.
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