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23 pp.; 8vo; comb bound, printed & illustrated, blue card covers. Possibly printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy as it comes from an archive of their ephemera. We have laid in a small broadside announcement "Private Estate Requires A Developer" by Frank J. Holmes, Caretaker, because though we find no record of the piece to date, it does have the faint whiff of humbuggery.
"Here followeth the true, authentic and clampotent Order and Ritual of Initiation, the sole and solitary Ceremonial and Liturgy of Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, carefully compiled, ostentatiously elaborated and prayerfully purged of both egregious error and hateful heterodoxy . . . before or after the Full Moon, whenever the Bray of the Hewgag shall announce unto them the opportune appearance in the Diggins of some Poor Sightless Sucker, ripe for immolation on the Order's effulgent Altar of Sacrifice." [from the Introduction]
Title: Ritual and ceremony of initiation of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
Publisher: The Grand Lodge of California,: [c.1955]
Book Condition: Fine condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 6610
Keywords: California Fraternal Orders Humor Mining