28. How I came to be governor of the island of Cacona by Francis Thistleton, with art by Andrew Hoyem.

How I came to be governor of the island of Cacona by Francis Thistleton [William Henry Fleet], with an introduction by Robertson Davies and 22 drawings by Andrew Hoyem, 1989.

An exceedingly rare copy of this hilarious satire on colonial government from Canada, published in Montreal in 1852, was found by Andrew Hoyem in his personal library. The Canadian novelist Robertson Davies shared enthusiasm for this discovery and wrote on the historical basis for the misadventures of the hapless governor, while the publisher himself drew vignettes for all the chapters.

Format: 8 by 5-1/2 inches, 220 pages. The type is Monotype Bell, with larger sizes of handset Bell, Bodoni Bold, and Thorne Shaded for display. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress Text in black and green inks, with black and yellow inks for the photo-engraved illustrations. Bound in boards with a dark green cloth spine and ochre paper sides. Edition of 300 copies, $135.00. Out of print.

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