Book of Prehistoric Animals


Author: Raymond L. Ditmars

Illustrator: Helen Carter

DITMARS, Raymon. The Book of Prehistoric Animals. Where the Extinct Reptiles, Mammal-like Reptiles, Birds and Mammals Came From. Illustrated by Helene Carter. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company [1935]. 8vo, 64pp. Black half-leather with full-color pictorial boards. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. A bright, clean copy, with slight rubbing around board edges, slight spotting to rear board, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, 3 1/2" X 2" tear on front cover, chipping around edges, sunning to spine and upper section of panels). A scarce book in rare dust jacket.

First Edition.The story of this prehistoric world is vividly told, with exciting maps and Dr. Ditmars' flow of words of giant beasts and strange climates. The colors are stupendous as are the illustrations.