On the Track of Unknown Animals. Bernard Heuvelmans, Richard Garnett, Monique Watteau, Gerald Durrell, Illustrations.
On the Track of Unknown Animals
On the Track of Unknown Animals
On the Track of Unknown Animals
On the Track of Unknown Animals
On the Track of Unknown Animals
On the Track of Unknown Animals

On the Track of Unknown Animals

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958.

Advance reading copy of the first English-language edition. Plain wraps with paper label pasted on front wrap announcing "Probable publication date November 1958 / Probable price 35/-". 542 pp. 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. Item #140939779

Price: $750.00