The Necronomicon. Stephen Skinner association copy, Edits SIMON, Introduces.

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 being no. 308. The First printing of the best-known edition of the mythical Necronomicon, this copy SIGNED by the publisher L. K. Barnes on the Acknowledgment page. With the distribution label of Stephen Skinner's "Askin Publishers" on the verso of the title page. This copy from the library of occult scholar Stephen Skinner with his ownership signature on the dedication page. This copy also has Skinner's Askin Publishers distribution sticker on copyright page. One of the nicest copies we have seen, with just a match-head sized scratch to the leather of the front board, a touch of toning to pages and a very few scattered spots of browning. Otherwise near Fine condition. Item #57499