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250 copies printed, " This is copy number I " stated on the colophon. 39 pp.; 12mo; brown boards lettered in blue; illustrations. Printed for the membership of E. Clampus Vitus, a revivification of the Secret Society of the above name, which flourished in the mines in the gold rush days. Very scarce.
This copy signed on the rear endpaper, upside down of course, by six members of the Yerba Buena Chapter including Leon Whitsell, Harry W. Porter, Lee Stopple, Guy J. [Giffen?], Flodden W. Heron, as Master of the Press, Roxburghe Club, and Rene Leach, Printer's Devil, Roxburghe and Clampers, May, 25, 1945.
Title: The Enigmatical Book of Vitus, in which is included the marvelous histories & astounding prophecies of the Clampatriarch, the credo in absurdum according to St. Vitus, the one true and orthodox ritual, & the clamproster or roll of honor, the whole prefaced by a Noble Grand Humbug's account of how it came to pass ...
Edition: Limited Edition
Publisher: Yerba Buena, CA, Hall of Comparative Ovations: 1934
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 7247
Keywords: California Mining Gold Rush Fraternal Orders