Title: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals
Author: Graham Wellfare
Illustrator: Bernard Robinson and Robert Ayton
Year: 1974 (First Edition)
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "About 4,500 million years ago the Earth came into being. Time passed – millions and millions of years – as the Earth cooled. Then, about 600 million years ago, life began to develop. The first minute living things – tiny plants, bacteria and viruses – appeared in the seas, releasing life-giving oxygen. Gradually, the seas became filled with living creatures. After another few million years came the fish, followed by the amphibians and then the reptiles. We know a great deal about those strange-looking early animals and the world they lived in, from fossils found in the Earth's rock layers. We know what they are, what they looked like, and how they lived and died. Fascinating evidence of early life can be found by anyone, and this beautifully illustrated book will show you what to look for and how to identify what you find."
Glazed pictorial boards. Circular scar on the front cover, plus the remains of some trigonometry problems which have been etched into the front board, and some random words and names etched into the rear, where the previous owner used the book as a rest. Spine and corners lightly bumped. Pages are in superb condition: crisp, bright, and completely free from tanning, foxing, or any other marking. Binding is tight.
Scarce first edition.
Measures 30 cm × 22 cm (12″ × 8.8″). Oversize 4to. 58 pp.