Regarding lot E22 in Fred Lake's 97th sale - this unusually-titled book was discussed in The E-Sylum back in April, 2002. Here's a reprint, this time with an image of the book's cover. -Editor The question about the book, "A Journey Through the Monkalokian Rain Forests in Search of the Spiney Fubbaduck" by Cobwright drew several responses.
Thomas P. Wolf writes:
"it is indeed real... It was limited to 125 copies, & I have 2 of them... The one I have at hand is #9 of 125... I have no idea what the title means, if anything... It's actually referred to as Evasives 1993..."
Allan Davisson writes:
"Cobwright? Of course the reference exists. I have copy 90 of 125. It is a xerox copy, an 11 size, bound with the kind of black plastic gripper spine students use to hold term papers together. It is an extensive (and essential, if you like this series) list of evasions. The author is the proprietor of Coins of Beeston and can be seen in various guises in the photos of token folks at the front of the Withers reference, BRITISH COPPER TOKENS, 1811-1820.
There will always be an England (and Wales) -- where would we be without them in this otherwise overly serious world? (I have been reading one of Bill Bryson's accounts of British travel--this reference is obviously an expected and perfectly natural product of this island.)
Bob Lyall writes:
"I have forwarded a copy of this email to Mr Cobwright (regarding evasions) who I can assure you is a real person. He has an abiding passion (and knowledge) for "evasions" and I leave it to him to contact you. I expect he has emerged from his Rain Forest now that Spring is here, in search of the Spiney Fubbaduck Monkalokian. He sometimes lectures on the topic of evasions to an attentive and discerning audience of British Paranumismatic collectors at our annual Token Congress."
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