The Unicorn - Robert Brown
The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation is a charming 19th-century look at one of the most beautiful, magical, and mysterious mystical creatures to have been researched: the unicorn. Part cryptozoology booklet and part history lesson, The Unicorn explores the history of the unicorn in mythology and art, compares the unicorn to other mythological and common creatures, such as the Medusa and the lion, studies the relationship between the unicorn and the moon, and offers opinions as to the terrestrial existence of unicorns. Part of the Loren Coleman Presents series for Cosimo Classics, The Unicorn is an exciting, interesting read for anyone interested in mythology, cryptozoology, and history.
ROBERT BROWN, JR. (1844-1912) was an English Solicitor in Barton-on-Humber, as well as a locally-known writer on archaic religion, mythology, and astronomy. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Member of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, and a Member of the Royal Astronomical Society, demonstrating an interest in nontraditional subjects. His many books include titles such as Poseidôn: a Link between Semite, Hamite, and Aryan (1872); The Religion of Zoroaster, Considered in Connection with Archaic Monotheism (1879); The Law of Kosmic Order (1882); and The Myth of Kirke (1883). Brown lived his entire adult life at Priestgate House, Barton-on-Humber, and died at the age of 68 years in 1912. A short obituary appeared in Nature, Vol. 90, 1913, pp. 227; and in the Annual Register, 1913, p. 123.
- A mythological investigation
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