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The Last Great Auk - ECKERT, Allan

Collins, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ lightly tanned. Foredges of the text block lightly spotted. Very faint tape remnants to the endpapers. A nice copy.

This sad and beautiful novel is a reconstruction of the great auks' last annual migrations between Eldey Island where they bred, off southwest Iceland, and South Carolina where they wintered. Each journey meant an almost incredible swim of three thousand miles. On the island and along the migration route lurked many perils - storms, killer whales, fishhooks, scientists, and worst of all, the murderous onslaught of feather and meat hunters. Illustrated / decorative end papers.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 191

£12.50 (Now Sold)