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The Necronomicon.

The Necronomicon.

New York: Schlangekraft Inc. / Barnes Graphics, 1977. First edition, Limited. Hardcover. Quarto. lvi + 222pp. Original full black leather, ornately lettered in silver on spine, with silver title and decorations on front cover. All edges silver. Black and white diagrams. Black ribbon page marker. Edition limited to 666 numbered copies. This copy signed by the publisher, Barnes on the Aknowledgement page. The First printing of the best-known edition of the mythical Necronomicon. Loosely inserted is the Askin Publisher's 4 page prospectus for the work - Askin was the London distributor for the book (a single sheet, folded once) Corners very lightly bruised, a few horizontal creases to leather at head of spine. Askin Publishing distribution label on copyright page. Overall, a lovely bright copy in close to Fine condition. (No dustjacket, none issued). Item #39720

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