The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades
Place Published: Garden City
Publisher: Published for The American Museum of Natural History by The Natural History Press
Date Published: 1967
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45137
92pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 black cloth with blue cloth over boards and a gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Very good, in a very good dust jacket, with light toning and creasing, and a handful of shallow closed tears in the edges.
Translated from the German by Leigh Chadwick. From the dust jacket- "In 1941 a Swedish prisoner of war escaping from Japanese imprisonment eventually landed on the as yet undiscovered island of Hy-dud-dye-fee in the South Sea archipelago of Hi-yi-yi. What he found there was one of the most startling scientific discoveries of the twentieth century: an entirely new order of mammals, the Rhinogrades, commonly called snouters, whose chief characteristic- as the name indicates- is an extraordinarily developed snout." A first edition, in a very good dust jacket, of this parody of evolution.