EYELIDS OF MORNING, the mingled destinies of crocodiles and men

: Graham (A.) text & Beard (P.) photo.

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being a description of the origins, history, and prospects of Lake Rudolf, its peoples, deserts, rivers, mountains and weather; a narrative of our investigations into the natural history, habits and mode of life of the fearsome nyle crocodyle, most formidable of reptiles, the legendary leviathan; including a full, authentic and thrilling account of the stirring explorations and discoveries of Count Samuel Teleki von Sjek, as chronicled by his companion and fellow stalwart, Lieutenant Ludwig von Hohnel, in which the fabled lake of Rudolph was brought to light; replete with astounding incidents, wonderful adventures, mysterious providences, grand achievements and glorious deeds in the pursuit of knowledge; enlivened with stories of heroism and unparalleled daring, marvelous hunts and incredible adventures among savage Saurians, giant fish, monstrous behemoths and strange and curious tribes; and comprehending whatever is curious and remarkable in the works of art or nature.


260pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, San Francisco, 1990