LEE, Henry. Sea Monsters Unmasked.

(London): William Clowes and Sons Limited, 1883.  First edition.  Octavo.  vii, [1], 103, [1] pages. Issued in Connection with the Great International Fisheries Exhibition.  A classic cryptozoology volume in the sceptical canon, casting a critical gaze on the myths and legends of the sea, including the Kraken, the sea-serpent, mermaids, and more.  The volume includes details of alleged sightings of these creatures across the globe Lee’s investigations into the reality behind these myths was more than a century ahead of its time.  Superbly illustrated throughout.  A very good copy in printed light green wrappers.  A nice copy of this scarce and fragile volume.


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