Curious Creatures in Zoology
by John Ashton
Publisher: John C. Nimmo 1890
Number of pages: 388
A cryptozoological classic by John Ashton. This work covers a wide variety of curious natural history that had been reported by early writers and explorers. Fact and fancy were both commonplace. Some creatures are well-known (dragons, sea monsters) while others, like the Su, are less so.
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