Whilst reshelving some books in the library at which I work, I stumbled across A GENUINE OCCULT TOME!
The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer, 3rd ed. in 13 volumes 1911-1915 (cf p.92 of 6th ed. CoC Rulebook)
Detail of the foiling on the covers:
Title page of one of the volumes:
1D2 san loss to consult this tome:
Well, yesterday morning I had me my first Call of Cthulhu session!
The setting was the 1920s and we were playing the scenario "Mr Corbett" from Mansions of Madness. My character is Frank Ballantine, a private investigator who's down on his luck.
I was very kindly invited to join a game over Skype and enjoyed it immensely but... bloody hell, IT'S HARD!
I spent quite a bit of time generated my character and picking a suitable profession based on the stats I had