THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE: A STORY OF THE NORTH POLE; A Thrilling Story of a Voyage to the North Pole, and an Astonishing Account of the Oldest Civilization on Earth Found There
Greene, John O.
Price: 500.00 USD
Indianapolis, IN: Vincent Publishing Company, 1893. Early, and very scarce science fiction work (of the "lost race" genre) in which the author writes through the persona of his "old and esteemed friend, Captain Sampson De Lilly..." Red-brown cloth original blind-stamped boards with gilt lettering. 426 pp. Corners lightly bumped. Evidence of past front-hinge repair, and a few tiny spots to top-and-fore-edges. No markings whatsoever. Clean, tight binding. Very scarce. Chapter titles include: "Information gained from a son of one of Sir John Franklin's crew; Death of Simon Shine and Peter Dash. The Ke Whonkus language purely phonetic and easily learned; Interviewing Professor Kumtux; Giving free lectures on Christianity,and being severely criticised by intelligent heathen; Letter from the great Popokok Je Whilikans; A dead man discovered in a cave. Captain Von Snouchenpucker wounded; Skwunk interviews the great Ker Flumux, the high priest and Vice Pople of the sun-worship religion. FIRST EDITION. Very Good.