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  • Seller image for Mysterious America [First Edition] for sale by The BiblioFile

    Coleman, Loren

    Published by Faber and Faber, Limited, 39 Thompson St. Winchester, Mass., 1983

    Seller: The BiblioFile, Rapid River, MI, U.S.A.

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    Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Bryant, Howard (Cover Design) (illustrator). First Edition. Rare first edition. 1983 at copyright; no other dates, indications. White pictorial wraps, light cover, corner wear. Classic illustration menagerie of beasts by Howard Bryant at cover. Pages very good; no writing. Bookstore mark to exterior text block. Bind fine, square. Richly illustrated throughout. Rare sharp first edition. Contents: "On the Road Again.: Introduction; 1. Reflections of a Travelling American Fortean; 2. A Couple of Side Trips into the Unknown; 3. Devil Names and Fortean Places; 4. Things that Go Bump; Creatures Aplenty.: 5. Case Study - The Dover Demon; 6. Teleporting Animals; 7. Alligators in the Sewers; 8. Giant Snakes; 9. Lake Monsters; 10. Champ; 11. Phantom Panthers; 12. Maned Mystery Cats; 13. Mystery Kangaroos; 14. Bigfeet, UFOs and Momo; 15. The North American Ape; 16. The Jersey Devil; Phantoms Afield: 17. Kelly's Little Men; 18. The Mad Gasser of Mattoon and His Kin; 19. The Phantom Clowns; 20. Strange Appearances of the Wandering Nephites; Fireside Thinking: 21. The Name Game; 22. Some Concluding Thoughts; 23. The Lists, Alphabetical by State: Appendix I - Spook Lights; Appendix II Erratic Crocs; Appendix III Phantom Ships; Appendix IV Bedeviled Places; V. Lake and River Monsters; A Regional Bibilography." From spook lights and lake monsters to giant snakes and UFO's, Loren Coleman's Mysterious America digs deep into the rich lore of the strange and unexplainable and arrives with a fantastic harvest! Sinister giants apes lurk the riverbeds of the Midwest. Kangaroos hop the streets of Chicago, phantom panthers and giant birds emerge from the shadowy worlds between dream and reality. Filled with original illustrations, rare photos, maps, unique lists , and a comprehensive state-by-state (and province-by-province) appedices of places. Also with a bibliography of strange events, Mysterious America will excite your interest in the weird places and eerie events found across America and our neighbors to the north. In a Fortean vein, join Loren on his excursions across America. Experience Route 66's Blue Phantom, Things that Go Bump in the Bay States, Kelly's Little Men, Jersey Devils, Champy of the Lake, and a host of other spectral oddities. In addition to "The Unidentified" and "Creatures of the Outer Edge," Loren has published over one hundred articles on anthropology, zoology, and mystical folklore. Coleman is a an expert in crypto-zoology and a lover of Charles Fort-like curosities and wonders! Printed in the United States of America. 301 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" Tall.

  • Seller image for Mysterious America [First British Edition] for sale by The BiblioFile

    Coleman, Loren

    Published by Faber and Faber, Limited, London & Boston, 1983

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    Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Rare first edition. 1983 at copyright; no other dates, indications. Rare alternative cover design, apparently for UK release, Deep red pictorial wraps, light cover, corner wear. Classic cover design features stylised map of North America with big footprints crossing. Pages near fine, clean. Bind fine, square. Wonderfully illustrated throughout. Rare near fine first edition. Contents: "On the Road Again.: Introduction; 1. Reflections of a Travelling American Fortean; 2. A Couple of Side Trips into the Unknown; 3. Devil Names and Fortean Places; 4. Things that Go Bump; Creatures Aplenty.: 5. Case Study - The Dover Demon; 6. Teleporting Animals; 7. Alligators in the Sewers; 8. Giant Snakes; 9. Lake Monsters; 10. Champ; 11. Phantom Panthers; 12. Maned Mystery Cats; 13. Mystery Kangaroos; 14. Bigfeet, UFOs and Momo; 15. The North American Ape; 16. The Jersey Devil; Phantoms Afield: 17. Kelly's Little Men; 18. The Mad Gasser of Mattoon and His Kin; 19. The Phantom Clowns; 20. Strange Appearances of the Wandering Nephites; Fireside Thinking: 21. The Name Game; 22. Some Concluding Thoughts; 23. The Lists, Alphabetical by State: Appendix I - Spook Lights; Appendix II Erratic Crocs; Appendix III Phantom Ships; Appendix IV Bedeviled Places; V. Lake and River Monsters; A Regional Bibilography." From spook lights and lake monsters to giant snakes and UFO's, Loren Coleman's Mysterious America digs deep into the rich lore of the strange and unexplainable and arrives with a fantastic harvest! Sinister giants apes lurk the riverbeds of the Midwest. Kangaroos hop the streets of Chicago, phantom panthers and giant birds emerge from the shadowy worlds between dream and reality. Filled with original illustrations, rare photos, maps, unique lists , and a comprehensive state-by-state (and province-by-province) appedices of places. Also with a bibliography of strange events, Mysterious America will excite your interest in the weird places and eerie events found across America and our neighbors to the north. In a Fortean vein, join Loren on his excursions across America. Experience Route 66's Blue Phantom, Things that Go Bump in the Bay States, Kelly's Little Men, Jersey Devils, Champy of the Lake, and a host of other spectral oddities. In addition to "The Unidentified" and "Creatures of the Outer Edge," Loren has published over one hundred articles on anthropology, zoology, and mystical folklore. Coleman is a an expert in crypto-zoology and a lover of Charles Fort-like curosities and wonders! Printed in the United States of America. 301 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" Tall.