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DOLPHINS, THE MYTH & THE MAMMAL by  Antony Alpers - Hardcover - 2nd Impression - 1961 - from Ravenswood Books and Biblio.co.uk

DOLPHINS, THE MYTH & THE MAMMAL

by Alpers, Antony

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1961. 2nd Impression. Hardcover. 0395073383 . Signed & inscribed by author on 2nd page "For _____, for ___ later, from Antony Alpers, March 1963". HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean with light wear to edges, a little moreso to spine ends and corners, corner bumping. Interior clean and intact, light age tanning. B/w photos. Jacket has numerous tears and chips to edges, light staining to rear, not price clipped. "If dogs are man's best friends, perhaps it is only because he sees less of dolphins. In the great age of Greece, literature and legend sang the praises of these extraordinary creatures of the sea, whose sense of fun, friendliness and gentle grace have always endeared them to man...." ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author .


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