Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit. Necronomicon, after, H. P. Lovecraft, spuriously attributed to Olaus Wormius, James Sinclair, David Mitchell.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.
Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.

Necronomicon. Ex Arabicis in Latinum convertere ab Olaus Wormius in Anno Domine MCCXXVIII. Anima in Pace Resquisis. In Anno Domine MDXC. A James Sinclair Litterator et vir doctissimus Filiam secundum ab Wm. Sinclair. In Britannia Imprimerit Caxton Typographotor, Excriberator creatore de Elizabeth Regina Deo Gratia, Britannia, Hibernia, et Gallia Reginas. A David Mitchell, componis et re-converterit.

(California): NP, ND (ca. 2000). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches). Unpaginated (approx. 250pp) Brown leather (leatherette?) over very thick boards. Front cover with gilt stamped title and deeply embossed design of Cthulhu with red glass (faux ruby?) eye set into it. Pentragram and title gilt lettered down spine. Silk ribbon marker. Printed on a parchment-type paper. Illustrated throughout, mostly with images reproduced from old wood-cuts but also with 10 plates apparently meant to represent the apocryphal Olaus Wormius form of the work. Text in Latin. An extraordinary production, obviously hand-crafted and made in homage to the "Necronomicon" as invented and described by H. P. Lovecraft. Sadly we know next to nothing about this volume except that it was created circa 2000, apparently by a David Mitchell of California. The effort that went into making it is prodigious - the entire text is in Latin, and it would seem genuine Latin, not gibberish (although there are a few errors or typos even in the title-page). Whether the text is original, or a translation of another, is not known to this cataloguer. The book is designed to appear as if it was in the library of the fictitious "Miskatonic University" in the 1920s, with library stamps and a pocket with "used" borrowing card in it at the front. There are fake annotations in the margins, and loosely inserted, a fake four page typed letter, supposedly from one Jacob Klein of Arkham Massachusetts, to a John Winston of California, in which he lays out the (fictitious) history of this volume. The letter is an envelope, with what is probably an original period stamp, and a fake "Arkham" postmark for October 31, 1933. Sadly we could find out nothing about the intention behind the creation of the volume, although it may be that it was for use in a LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) simulation. An internet search finds reference to only one other copy, which was sold at auction some years back, and sadly does not shed any further light on it. Thus we know nothing of the number of copies made - but given the effort involved it may well have been only a handful or less. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well- known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. A little light shelf wear to the boards, the gilt is starting to flake away from the title on the front cover, and is almost completely gone from the on the spine. Otherwise near-Fine condition. Item #66483

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