London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. [Cryptozoology] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.558 . With frequent in-text line drawings and numerous double-sided black and white photographic plates. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the illustrated dust-jacket, priced at 35s. A nice clean copy with just a little handling. Jacket worn and chipped to edges, with a number of closed tears. Very good. Originally published as 'Sur la Piste des Bêtes Ignorées' (1955), this book explores tales of mysterious animals such as the Abominable Snowman and the Loch Ness Monster, either long-since extinct or lost to science, but well-known in folklore. Item #60910
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