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Bernard Heuvelmans
On the Track of Unknown Animals BERNARD HEUVELMANS ~ Advance Reading Copy 1958
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. On the Track of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans Translated from the original French by Richard Garnett Illustrated by Monique Watteau Introduction by Gerald Durrell Rare advance reading copy of the first English language edition of the foundational text of cryptozoology London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. 542 pp. Plain wraps with paper label pasted on front wrap announcing "Probable publication date November 1958 / Probable price 35/-". Advance reading copy of the first English-language edition. Vertical crease to front wrap, else Near Fine. A scarce survival (pun intended) of a fragile pre-publication version of the first work of cryptozoology as a discipline (or pseudo-discipline as most scientists would have it), establishing the Belgian-French author as the "Father of Cryptozoology." It begins with recently rediscovered animals that were previously thought to have gone extinct such as the coelacanth and giant panda, then ventures into evidence for animals as yet unverified or considered fictional by biologists such as the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, African dinosaur Mokele-mbembe, and more. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, United States]
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