Sanderson, Ivan T. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life.
Sanderson, Ivan T. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life. The Story of Subhumans on Five Continents, From the Early Ice Age until Today..
Philadelphia: Chilton Co., 1961.
Pre-publication copy of the first edition, unusual in that it is bound and dustwrappered as a first, the only difference being it is bound in blue cloth rather than the grey. A very good copy, minor edgewear here and there, a spot of soiling, in a very good dustwrapper with tape reinforcement to verso and some attendant chipping and scuffing. Very good, strong and handsome. Inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf to “Why Von, Wizard of Osman from ‘That Fellow’ Ivan. Blairstown New Jersey 12/7/61... Pre-publication copy WITHOUT Index. ‘Academically quite unacceptable’ [Dr. Carleton Coon on the Author’”
“Why-Von” is W.C. Osman Hill of the Zoological Society, London Zoo and a number of other institutions, the most respected primatologist of his age (Dr. Jane Goodall studied under him in the late 50’s), and exploratory cryptozoologist). A fantastic association.