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If you like the Randolph Carter stories, I really recommend Dunsany, who worked in a similar style a little bit earlier. And if you're interested in a nonfiction author who was working in the same spirit of incomprehensible looming powers, there's always the later works of Charles Fort, after he'd gone a bit (more) mad.
Just be careful if you try to buy a copy of the actual Necronomicon - the common paperback version isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
As for the Necronomicon: he indeed never wrote one (though he seems to have toyed with the idea of doing so occasionally). I have a small collection of those hoax editions - because I think the phenomenon of people creating them is hilarious. None of them are very good.
You might enjoy The Necronomicon Files though, which is an analysis of said phenomenon from both a literary and an occult angle.
The one you're likely to find in a store or used book sale is the "Simon" necronomicon, which along with being not very good, also has only the most tenuous relationship possible with Lovecraft's work (said connection being: marketing.) That one I distinctly disrecommend, unless you're interested in faux-sumerian occultism for its own sake.
I would kind of like to get my hands on the Al-Azif edition with the de Camp introduction, the one that's never been deciphered, just for memorabilia purposes, though the chances of that happening are about nil. (de Camp wrote at least one short story with a cameo by Lovecraft himself that's in one of my favorite of his collections, The Purple Pterodactyls.)
Actually, by the way, the Sprague de Camp introduced "El Azif" (http://www.librarything.com/work/855664) is available in a fairly cheap paperback edition. But be warned the main "text" consists of just a couple of pages of (mock) arabic repeated over and over again.
(tried to give touchstones, but most wouldn't take).
I didn't know there had been a recent edition of the de Camp one! (I did know it contained only a few pages of text - which is kind of a gyp, since I am fairly sure de Camp would've known how to get an indefinitely-long gibberish cyphertext that people could've actually tried to decipher - cf. the Voynich manuscript - but I supposed one of the recurring themes in his work *is* "never take a practical joke too far.")