- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 25, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145656952X
- ISBN-13: 978-1456569525
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,664,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lore of the Unicorn Paperback – September 25, 2013
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"Lore of the Unicorn" will tell you, in great detail, all that the author has uncovered through years of literary and historical research. It traces the unicorn legend from its origins in Greek travelogues and the Old Testament, through such historical times as the Bubonic Plague and the poisoner-infested Italian Renaissance, to the present day. Complete with illustrations and copious footnotes, this book is an incredibly meaty resource on almost all aspects of the magical unicorn.
Though sometimes a bit dry and scholarly, "The Lore of the Unicorn" is gifted with its author's dry wit, and Shepard's reverance and respect for the legend shows through on almost every page. Though I would have liked to see some color plates and a discussion of the unicorn in modern literature, the book is more than sufficient in what it covers to make it an invaluable resource to unicorn-lovers and historical scholars everywhere.
this book is a great reference for unicorn mythology, lore, pictoral reference and anything else you can use it for. I have actually used it in my own artwork , i have done illustrations of all the unicorns in the book, as a kid i had made it a goal, the unicorn, monoceras, kirrin, abath, re'em and everything in between. it was actually a book that got me to get up and do something. it got me to study that mythical beast that is always in my dreams and near me in some way...
from the mythology of the unicorn's creation, to Jesus, to Satan to whatever else this creature has pranced though
You can tell so much how dedicated this author was, i have even found references in fiction and fantasy books about this author and his wonderful book (Unicorn Mountain). this book is a must-have, must-read book for anyone who likes unicorns. It is always in the bibliography section of unicorn books, and it itself has a great bibliography, which i love so that i can get those books!!
i recommend this book above all others if you like the rich history of the elusive and magnificent Unicorn!