“History of the Necronomicon“


“History of the Necronomicon“
   Sketch (915 words); written in the fall of 1927 (see SL2.201). First published as a pamphlet (Oakman, Ala.: Rebel Press, [1938]) by Wilson Shepherd; rpt MW
   A tongue-in-cheek “history” of the sinister book and its equally sinister author, Abdul Alhazred. HPL traces the book’s history from its writing in the eighth century to its translation into Greek, Latin, and other languages, stressing the rarity of surviving copies of any edition of the book. HPL drew up the history largely in order to be consistent in subsequent references to the tome in fiction.

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