Item #387 The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition. H. P. Lovecraft.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition
The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition
The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition
The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition

The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Collected Edition; The Shadow Over Innsmouth | with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi | with | A History of the Necronomicon | Being a short, but complete outline of the history of this book, its author, its various translations and editions from the time of the writing (A.D. 730) of the Necronomicon to the present day | With New Appendices Examining Evidence Related to the First Printed Edition | Collected Edition

s.l. [Vancouver]: HM [Heavenly Monkey], 2020 [in roman numerals]. Octavo, 19.5 x 13.4 cm. In quarter black leather and marbled paper over boards. The covering paper is Danish “from the 1930s of an appropriately ichthyic design.” There is a dark green leather label to the spine, lettered and rolled in a dotted geometric design in gilt; delicate gilt dotted rolls along the covers’ leather fore-edges and turn-ins. Green leather endbands and black leather hinges. Pale green Guarro Ingres endpapers. Housed in a black cloth covered Solander box. The box sides and spine are covered in matching ‘ichthyic’ marbled paper; black leather label, lettered and rolled in gilt, to the box-spine. [ll. 1;] The Shadow Over Innsmouth: [ll. 2: original pictorial front endpapers; ll. 3, of which one is a fold-out leaf] pp. 5 -147 [pp. 1; ll .2: original pictorial rear endpapers]. [ll. 6: illustrated leaves.] A History of the Necronomicon: [pp. 12]. [ll. 2: colophon leaf for the ‘Collected Edition’ and an additional leaf bearing a note on the binding]. A fine copy. The text of The Shadow Over Innsmouth was set in Centaur and Arrighi italic types, with Gill Shadow used for display. It was printed by David Clifford on Mohawk Superfine paper. The edition comprises 175 copies in two states; the sheets used for the present copy belong to the ‘Batrachian’ issue, which comprises 125 copies. As Rollin Milroy relays in the colophon for this ‘Collected Edition’, the bibliographic details of A History of the Necronomicon remain obscure: “This book combines two publications related only by their author. Sixteen sets of unbound sheets from HM’s 2005 edition of ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’ were found when the bindery closed. These are extras from the Batrachian issue, printed on Mohawk paper by David Clifford at Black Stone Press, Vancouver. The book’s original colophon has been removed, and replaced with proofs of Shinsuke Minegishi’s wood engravings pulled from the blocks at Heavenly Monkey, February 2020. They are printed on gampi paper made by Reg Lissel. Some years after publishing ‘Innsmouth’, several dozen copies of the ‘Necronomicon’ pamphlet were presented to HM, from the estate of the original printer, with the invitation to put them to some use. The family asked only that the person behind the publication remain anonymous. The exact print run is not known, but as it was done by an amateur printer for distribution to fellow enthusiasts (which the family confirmed), it cannot have been a large number. Apparently some flaw in the printing or text was discovered shortly after its production, and few copies were distributed. Copies included in this collection have been slightly trimmed to match the other sheets; the remaining copies will be distributed (untrimmed) separately.” The wood engraved frontispiece for The Shadow Over Innsmouth is signed in pencil by Shinsuke Minegishi. Additionally, six wood engravings by Minegishi are sewn-in between the two texts; each engraving was printed on the recto of a leaf of gampi paper made by Reg Lissel. They were printed from the original blocks by Rollin Milroy in February 2020. The binding was done by Claudia Cohen. From an edition of 16 copies, this being number 15. (This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, 1.40)

An additional wood engraving by Minegishi, loosely inserted in a paper wrapper, is laid into the box. A bookmark is also laid in. Item #387

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