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Ludwig Prinn was the author of De Vermis Mysteriis.
Behind the scenes Edit
- The fictional Ludwig Prinn and his book were creations of Robert Bloch. They first appeared in his short story The Shambler from the Stars. His correspondent, H. P. Lovecraft, included them in several of his own stories, including The Haunter of the Dark and The Shadow Out of Time. The book was also incorporated into other stories by literary friends of Lovecraft.
- According to the stories, he was captured during the Ninth Crusade in 1271. He claimed to have gained his knowledge from the "wizards and wonder-workers of Syria" while a prisoner. He supposedly died during the witch trials centuries later, in the late 1400s or early 1500s.