The Lore of the Unicorn

Odell Shepard

New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930

"The lore of the unicorn is enormous in range and variety, not only because of the great expanse of time it covers but because it involves so many departments of knowledge, and the literature dealing with the topic is surprisingly extensive. Like most of my predecessors, I have hunted the unicorn chiefly in libraries, realizing the delightful absurdity of the task quite as fully as any one could point it out to me. ... Whether there is or not an actual unicorn ... he cannot possibly be so fascinating or so important as the things men have dreamed and thought and written about him. ... This book about the unicorn is a minute contribution to the study of the only subject that deeply and permanently concerns us - human nature and the ways of human thought." - Introduction

312 pp., 27 black & white illustrations with commentary (23 plates, 4 figures), index.

Language: English


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