Hard Cover. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company, 1967. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, fourth printing. Publisher's grey boards, with titles in black bubble lettering on spine; dust jacket with wraparound illustration by author of snowy mountain and footprints. Near fine copy with very light toning to edges and spine, a spot of soiling to fore-edge of text block, and a gentle lean to spine; very good dust jacket with very light toning to spine, a bit of wear to corners and spine ends, and a small chip on top right of front panel. Overall, an excellent copy. Abominable Snowmen is a seminal book in the cryptozoology field (the study of and search for legendary animals) and explores the rumored existence of hairy humanoid creatures. The book examines a broad scope of global records and reports on the subject. Abominable Snowmen was written by Ivan Sanderson, who attended Eton and Cambridge, and received degrees in zoology, botany, and geology. Sanderson was one of the founders of cryptozoology, and actually coined the term in the late 1940s. His reputation was damaged when he claimed that large three-toed footprints discovered at Clearwater Beach in Florida had been made by a fifteen-foot-tall penguin (the footprints were later proven to be part of a hoax).