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These reports are in themselves a unique chapter in the history of the unicorn. In
1827 Georges ... Yet the French geographer Malte-Brun in 181 7 had been very
impressed with the reports emanating from all parts of Africa. He felt that though ...
There were also reports of the unicorn from further north in Africa, from Ethiopia,
Darfur and Kordofan : these were not so easily explained away. Eduard Riippell
in 1829 quoted some of these reports but was himself sceptical about the matter.
It might seem strange to call the sea-serpent a modern monster; but actually the
first useful reports date from only the middle of the seventeenth century. And it
was not until the nineteenth century that the creature (or rather creatures) gained
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review