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Re: Burian's _Prehistoric Animals_
> _Prehistoric Animals_, by Josef Augusta with illustrations by Zdenek Burian
> was published in English by Spring Books in 1957. Burian's paintings became
> known world-wide as a result. I received a large postcard in the mail
> advertising it, but $12.50 was way beyond my eight-year-old budget. But I
> did get a
> copy later. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the classic book's
> paintings, I believe the entire series can be seen at the blog below. Click
> on the
> pics to enlarge. My favorite is the Irish Elk.
I have a much-treasured copy of this at home, which I bought in the early
1980s. Some of the
dinosaur paintings are showing their age (kangaroo-like Iguanodon, splay-legged
tail-dragging sauropods), but the mammals are fantastic. It seems as if you
could count every hair
on the mammoths or wooly rhinos.
I think the Compsognathus painting still holds up well though.
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