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Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Hardcover)

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    Dr. Ernest Drake is said to have lived in St. Leonard’s Forest, Sussex, England, in the late nineteenth century and to have issued a very limited run - some 100 copies - of DRAGONOLOGY in 1895. A noted dragonologist and a founding member of the Secret & Ancient Society of Dragonologists in London, Dr. Ernest Drake was determined to bring the subject of dragons under the burgeoning umbrella of the nineteenth-century natural sciences. He had absolutely no doubt that dragons exist, and his notes suggest that he had no little experience of them. Apparently, only one copy of DRAGONOLOGY ever appeared in public, surfacing in the basement of a secondhand bookstore in London in 1987. The book was accompanied by a letter, dated 1904, addressed to an unnamed apprentice. Dr. Ernest Drake’s painstaking work has been faithfully reproduced in this unique volume.
    For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world’s most distinguished dragonologist. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!

    Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of DRAGONOLOGY'S fascinating features:

    — Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin
    — Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist)
    — Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell
    — Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems

    In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!


    ISBN 9780763623296
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 2003-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Candlewick Pr
    Height 12.0 in
    Wdth 10.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Complete Book of Dragons
    Edition Detail Illustrated
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Drake, Ernest

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    • Dr. Ernest Drake's Drangonology: The Complete Book

      My grandchildren are just loving these books. I did standard mailing, and it was sent overnight by UPS!! COMPLETELY SATISFIED, ,

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    • Good book

      Purchased it for a gift and I was told they liked it a lot.

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    • Fantastic

      I had seen this book a few years ago from high school, but I never had the chance to even read the book until now. I am incredibly satisfied with the contents of this book based on the world's most fascinating creatures!

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    • Wonderful book for dragon lovers!

      This is more like an experience beween two covers than 'just' a book. It's bright and interesting and very cleverly designed. This is perfect for someone who is dragon obcessed!

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    • b-day gift for boy

      purchased as a b-day gift and the 9 yr old boy loved it...the book is very cool, lots of info, flaps, and items to keep the kid interested...i was worried about delivery time but had the book delivered in less than a week...great value for the item

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    • Hello, Just wondering if this is the hardcover edition of the book? I know that in the item name at the top of the page it says "paperback" in parentheses, but then in the product details and photo of it it says "hard cover." Thank you!


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