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Dance, Peter.
Animal Fakes & Frauds.

Berkshire Sampson Low, Berkshire House: 1976.

A fascinating study of fake and fraudulent animals (made for fun, fame or fantastic profit) from ancient times through the 19th century, including illustrations of actual specimens, some from period books, some still existing. "The world of dragons, mermaids and sea serpents the Piltdown Man and other fakes in human form... yetis, vegetable lambs, snouters, winged cats, fur-bearing trout, and many more".

Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 128 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, tips bumped.

Inventory #: 5998
Price: $ 85.00      

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