The Shadow Over Innsmouth. WITH: A History of the Necronomicon

By: Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


(Vancouver, BC): Heavenly Monkey Editions, 2005 [sheets from 2005 but this new edition with additional matter is issued March 2020]. WITH: LOVECRAFT. 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. N.P. Privately Printed, n.d. Two volumes in one. 7 5/8 x 5 3/16 inches. [viii], (148), [16], [16] pp. Half-title for the collected edition, double-page design in grey which served as the end-sheets for the 2005 Batrachian issue (which also repeats before the suite of engravings on gampi paper in this volume), frontispiece engraving by Shinsuke Minegishi SIGNED which also folds out for the double-page map of Innsmouth designed by Rollin Milroy, title page printed in red and black inks, chapter numbers in red with Shinsuke Minegishi engraved headpieces, the Batrachian issue endpapers repeat after the text of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, which is followed in turn by 6 engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi pulled from the blocks by Heavenly Monkey in February 2020 on handmade gampi paper by Reg Lissel, followed by the 12-page History of the Necronomicon that is illustrated with type samples, 2 colophon leaves; text clean, unmarked. Brown leather spine with gilt-decorated black leather on-lay, fore-edges are gilt-decorated black leather, sides covered in Danish marbled paper from the 1930s, mint-green-paper end-leaves, enclosed in a black-cloth-covered clamshell case with marbled paper edges, black leather spine label decorated in gilt, and laid-in inside the box is a printed paper folder with a newly-pulled impression of a Minegishi wood-engraving used at the tailpiece of The Shadow Over Innsmouth text that also served as the design for the Batrachian issue end-papers. BCC520-001. Fine. COLLECTED EDITION, LIMITED to 16 copies, 14 for sale. This new edition of The Shadow Over Innsmouth incorporates sheets from the 2005 Batrachian issue of Heavenly Monkey's edition of H. P. Lovecraft's text printed on Mohawk paper by David Clifford at Black Stone Press, Vancouver. The title page of this issue of the text of Innsmouth includes the statement that it is printed "with wood engravings by Shinsuke Minegishi based on drawings by Hieronymous Bosch." H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth was issued as a paperback in 1936. The work is a horror novella that forms part of the author's Cthulhu Mythos. Its motif is a malign undersea civilization, and references several shared elements of the Mythos including place-names, mythical creatures, and invocations. It is the only Lovecraft story published in book form during his lifetime. Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. He died of cancer of the small intestine in 1938.

Title: The Shadow Over Innsmouth. WITH: A History of the Necronomicon

Author Name: Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Illustrator: Shinsuke Minegishi

Categories: Fine Press, Heavenly Monkey,

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Heavenly Monkey: 2020

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BCC520-001

Keywords: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Shinsuke Minegishi, Heavenly Monkey, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Horror Fiction, Cthulu Mythos,