“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.”
CRICHTON, Michael Jurassic Park London: Random Century Group, 1991.
8vo. Original white cloth, titled black to spine, with illustrated dust wrapped depicting a T-Rex skeleton; pp. [x], xi, [v], 5-399, [v]; a very good copy, with light indentation to the upper board and pushing to head and foot; internal pages faintly, and evenly toned, the bright unclipped jacket (£13.99) has some light bubbling to the acetate but is otherwise near-fine.
First UK edition of this iconic dino-rampage-thriller.
Let us all be thankful that the tyrannosaurus rex has tiny arms and cannot read, or it would all be over for us. In addition to being a seminal prehistoric disaster classic, the book makes some eccentric choices in layout which make it entertaining to read. Of course, under all the lighthearted carnage is a warning about the dangers of overcommercialisation, the dangers of playing god, and the hubris of man. But mostly it's about dinosaurs.