Myth-Land [ Myth Land ]. Cryptozoology, F. Edward HULME.
Myth-Land [ Myth Land ].

Myth-Land [ Myth Land ].

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. viii (+ii) + 244pp. Navy cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and titling and borders in blind on upper board. B&w illustrations in text, appendix, index. Patterned end-papers. The first edition of this delightful work on the lore of mythical animals. "Our subject very naturally divides itself into two obvious sections - the one dealing with wholly untrue and impossible creatures of the fancy, the other with the strange beliefs and fancies that have clustered round the real creatures we see around us." It therefore touches upon stories about the Basilisk, the Cockatrice, the Chimeara, the Unicorn, the Manticora, the Dragon, the Onocentaur, the Gorgon, Anthropophagi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, Satyrs, Fauns, etc. Very light rubbing to edges and points, a little leaned, pages toned but bright and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean, VG+ copy, and unusual thus. (no dust jacket). Item #63717

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