We want the HPLHS Necronomicon
to include all kinds of material: spells, incantations, summoning and binding rituals, banishments and exorcisms, long rambling passages filled with mind-bending Mythos secrets, evocative artwork, cryptic diagrams, insanely complex occult charts, and so on. But to work as a cohesive volume, everything needs to be in a 17th-century style.
To see and/or read some samples that show the kind of style the Necronomicontest is looking for, click the links below.
The websites listed below offer numerous wonderful examples of 17th-century publishing, including text and art in various formats. The HPLHS Necronomicon will be designed in this 17th-century style, and entries which stick to this style have a much greater chance of winning prizes.
Belmont Abbey College Library
J. Willard Marriott Library
The Cary Collection
University of Florida Rare Book Collection