Placerville: Privately Printed for E Clampus Vitus, 1949. First Edition. Original boards. INSCRIBED "To a real Clamper/with Best Wishes/E. W. Zueger." 8vo. 77,  pp. Illustrations. Printed at the Onager Press by Zueger, Clamprinter. No less than 250 copies printed, this being Copy No. 251 (as are all copies).Light green paper covered boards with red lettering to front cover. Along with a staplebound green wrappers with the same title and blank pages except front page with "THANX! SUCKER!!!" and last page with "Oops, So Sorry ----------- This copy intended for DUMMY." Both copies in fine condition enclosed in publisher's mailing envelope (somewhat worn); an uncommon ECV item. Item #17567
E Clampus Vitus a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of the American West, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. There are chapters in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and has Outposts in other western states. Members call themselves "Clampers." The motto of the Order, "Credo Quia Absurdum," is generally understood as meaning "I believe it because it is absurd."