The Curious Book of Clampus or Gumshaniana

The Curious Book of Clampus or Gumshaniana

Yerba Buena, CA: Printed by Clamprinters Lawton R. Kennedy and John J. Johnck at the Platrix Press, 1935. First Edition, Limited to 200 numbered copies, this being No. 2 (as apparently are most copies). Tall 8vo. xi, 27 pp. Color woodcuts. Green paper covered boards with illustrated paper title label affixed to front board; red lettered paper title label on spine. Minor wear; offsetting inside front and rear covers; a near fine copy. Item #19455

The second official publication of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clamput Vitus Issued from the Hall of Comparative Ovations. Tells how the land of Gum Shan, now known as California, was first discovered by the Chinese navigator, Hee Li, and populated by a second or colonizing expedition from China...of how these oriental colonists received and transmitted the vituscan doctrines...and how their descendants came in conflict with the Western Branch of the order, known as the Frolicking Friars.

Price: $200.00

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