EXPLORATIONS IN THE SIT-TEE DESERT: BEING A COMIC ACCOUNT OF THE SUPPOSED DISCOVERY OF THE RUINS OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE SOME 2000 YEARS HENCE. Francis Carruthers Gould.

EXPLORATIONS IN THE SIT-TEE DESERT: BEING A COMIC ACCOUNT OF THE SUPPOSED DISCOVERY OF THE RUINS OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE SOME 2000 YEARS HENCE. [London and Chilworth: Unwin Brothers, Printers], n.d. [1899]. Folio, pp. [1-3] 4-10, five inserted plates with illustrations by Gould plus seven illustrations in the text, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, rear panel stamped in brown, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. "A delightful satire supposedly written on April 1, 3999, which describes the discovery of certain ruins near the river Thamisis (the site of ancient Bab-y-london) by Professor Gorilla." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 139. Cloth scuffed and soiled, inner hinges cracked but holding firm, a good copy. COPAC reports 3 copies. OCLC adds 2 more. A pretty uncommon book. (#136294).

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