New York: Hill and Wang, 1959. Monique Watteau. First American Edition. Hardcover : pp. [1-6] 7-557 [3 blank] : Extra 28 pages of b & w photographs, including frontispiece : 120 drawings by Monique Watteau : Translated from French by Richard Garnett : Previous booksellers price and discription written in pencil on free endpaper : Red linen covered boards : Lettering in gilt on black band on spine : Red and beige dust jacket with drawings of animals and lettering in black and beige : Photograph of author and his monkey on dust jacket back flap : Inside of wrapper has 3 Demco Paperfold stamps.
Head and tail of spine a little pushed : Text block toned : Stain or water mark on corner foot of fore-edge : Faint fox marks on endpapers and first few pages : Dust jacket has a few spot stains and some wear at edges and some tear at head of spine. Good / fair. Item #1591
Bernard Heuvelmans (1916-2001) was a Belgian-French zoologist and writer who is regarded as the ''Father of Cryptozoology". Illustrations are by the author's wife, Monique Watteau.