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My secrete log boke : S.A.S.X.MY XPO FERENS
Frz. Rangette & Sons, Dusseldorf, Germany 1892 - Very unique edition, unpaginated (47 p.) with no publication date (c. 1892). Authored by Carl Maria Seyppel (1847-1913) according to the World Catalogue 9OCLC: 14024197 - "A spurious work purporting to be the log book of Christopher Columbus, which, according to legend, he threw into the sea during a storm, and which was found on the coast of Pembrokeshire 400 years later. Written in antiquated English, with paper and binding made to imitate in colour and appearance a volume damaged by exposure to seawater. " Printed by lithographic process on imitation parchment paper. Text and illustrations printed to appear hand written, with many decorated initials. Pages and cover are brittle because of the parchment paper imitation. Original cover had shells ,barnacles and leaves attached by the publisher to make it appear it was sitting on the bottom of the sea floor before washing up on shore. All of these attachments are gone except for a single red ball. Title page is actually the front pastedown with five clean end pages in rear. Some handwriting is present: initials on front cover and notations on title page, which are all done in pencil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Book Shop]
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