Yesterday I spend a few hours at a summer fate and found a £0.50p bargain on the second hand book stall!
A 2nd edition hard back copy of On The Track Of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans – the cryptozoologist bible!?
The dust jacket is a little scruffy, but apart from that the book is in perfect condition – even more exciting, there were a number of press clippings and two issues of Bigfoot News from 1976 inside 🙂
On the Track of Unknown Animals is a cryptozoological book by the Belgian-French author Bernard Heuvelmans that was first published in 1955 under the title Sur la Piste des Bêtes Ignorées. The English translation by Richard Garnett was published in 1958 with some updating by the author and with a foreword by Gerald Durrell. It is credited with introducing the term cryptozoology.
Bernard Heuvelmans (10 October 1916 – 22 August 2001) was a Belgian-French scientist, explorer, researcher, and writer probably best known as a founding figure in the pseudoscientific field of cryptozoology.
His 1958 book On the Track of Unknown Animals (originally published in French in 1955 as Sur la Piste des Bêtes Ignorées) is often regarded as one of the most influential cryptozoological works.