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

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    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 ......more

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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!

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.

Author:
Drake, Ernest
Genre:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition Detail:
Illustrated
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
32
Language:
English
Publisher:
Candlewick Pr
Publish Date:
11/01/2003
ISBN:
9780763623296
Height:
12.0 in
Wdth:
10.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.95 lb
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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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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Don't remember.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Don't remember.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great Book

    Everyone loves this book. I'm giving it to my Grandson. It's one of those gifts you know he will go back to time and time again.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    111me from Gold Country, California, Jan 25, 2008

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  • Something Special

    This book is the kind you stroke lovingly and you ooh and aah long after the first time you look through it.Adults who love dragons,or special books or fantasy or just the unexpected will love it every bit as much and possibly more than the children it was written for!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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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! jml99 on Dec 10, 2012
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Using ISBN: 9780763623296 this is a hard bound cover. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 11, 2012
 
 

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