BURTON, Maurice. The Elusive Monster. An analysis of the evidence from Loch Ness.

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BURTON, Maurice The Elusive Monster. An analysis of the evidence from Loch Ness. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961.

8vo. Original blue cloth with silver lettering to spine, decorative dustwrapper (21s net); pp. [x], 11-176; including 24 b&w photographs, 2 maps, 28 text illustrations; slight pushing to spine ends; top edge stain a little faded; previous ownership name in biro to ffep; else a very good copy in jacket which is slightly rubbed and nicked to spine ends and corners; spine a little faded; very good.
First edition. This is the first book on the Loch Ness Monster to be written by a professional zoologist (Burton was was a curator at the Natural History Museum from 1927 - 1958) and its conclusions are sceptical, although the author does have intriguing theories of his own about the inhabitants of the lake.

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