£13.59
  • RRP: £17.99
  • You Save: £4.40 (24%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £2.99
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ology Series) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2003


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£13.59
£10.77 £7.50
Paperback
"Please retry"
£7.86

Children's Gift Guide


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ology Series) + Dragons (How to Draw)
Price For Both: £18.58

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £2.99
Trade in Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ology Series) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £2.99, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing; 1st Edition edition (1 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840115033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840115031
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2.3 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Dr. Ernest Drake is said to have lived in St. Leonard’s Forest, Sussex, England, in the late nineteenth century and to have issued a very limited run - some 100 copies - of DRAGONOLOGY in 1895. A noted dragonologist and a founding member of the Secret & Ancient Society of Dragonologists in London, Dr. Ernest Drake was determined to bring the subject of dragons under the burgeoning umbrella of the nineteenth-century natural sciences. He had absolutely no doubt that dragons exist, and his notes suggest that he had no little experience of them. Apparently, only one copy of DRAGONOLOGY ever appeared in public, surfacing in the basement of a secondhand bookstore in London in 1987. The book was accompanied by a letter, dated 1904, addressed to an unnamed apprentice. Dr. Ernest Drake’s painstaking work has been faithfully reproduced in this unique volume. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A. Sandell on 5 Jan 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am seventeen and love this book, I think old and young will enjoy it. I love these books so much I have the other two (so far!) Wizardology and egyptology. The detailed imagery is beautiful and the flaps, pockets and books add to the interest. Not forgetting to include the special picture at the back, of a large dragons head containing a gem for the eye. Though for very young children there is alot of writing, but i feel these books can be treasured for years until they do come to reading it.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Louisa Carroll on 2 Oct 2003
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book yesterday after seeing it in a bookshop sale. I am a huge fan of everything to do with Dragons and thought that this would make a nice addition to my collection. I was immediatly impressed with the cover of the book, extremely well made and the contents of the book were commented on by everybody i showed it to. Written as if it were a sort of diary, it was full of interseting pictures and things to read. there were 'samples' of dragon skin and dragon dust to touch and look at, as well as diagrams on the physiology and biology of dragons, which lift up to reveal the muscle structure, then the bone structure of a dragon.
This book is a must for any fans of Dragons and the mythology surrounding them, not just for its appearance, but you might want to get over how fantastic it looks before you read it!!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Clara Von Kluk Kluk on 20 Jan 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book turned out to be this years star Christmas present for my daughter. She has not put it down and it accompanies her to school now as well. A magical and "authentic" account of dragons and their background, including some wonderful samples of dragon skin!! The way this book has been written and illustrated makes it totally convincing, even to an adult!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Hm lewis on 16 Nov 2005
Format: Hardcover
what a wonderful book for children.we bought this book for our son's ninth birthday and he loves it.it is either being read or its under his arm being transported to bed with him.in a lovely way its interactive as he is sharing it with us and feels he is teaching us new things about dragons.its lovely to see him lost in the magical world of dragons long may it last
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Florabritannica on 21 Oct 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beatifully done, complete with samples and fold out flaps and so forth to a very high production standard. Lovely artworks, including some by Wayne Anderson, who has to be my personal all-time favourite for spooky, icky, and just plain odd drawings. Very arch text full of turn-of-the-20th-century comments, which will probably whoosh straight over a younger reader's head. But it is hard to define what age this book is aimed at. Most of it can be read for fantasizing fun by a bright seven or eight year old, especially one who has even a passing acquaintance with the Harry Potter genre, which must be the whole planet by now, but they don't get all the jokes. They need to be a careful bright seven or eight year old too, with all these bits. And it is a wry, fun book for adults who can read it and wish their parents had got them books like this when they were young. Somewhere in the middle are older children who would appreciate all of it, but probably haven't yet grown out of claiming they've grown out of books like this. If they have, it's be brilliant for them too. Better buy it for the whole family, then.
The other thing is that there is a wealth of real stuff tucked away in the fantasy text. Darwin is in there, together with some history, a bit of runic alphabet, and some chemistry - beware if your child starts looking around for iron pyrites and flints! so you can kid yourself that it's sort of educational too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Alison Taylor VINE VOICE on 11 Aug 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is excellent - suitable for Adults as well as children. I bought it for inspiration as I make dragons, and I certainly was not disappointed! The book is educational as well as entertaining, also very funny in places. The quality of the book is exceptional, I haven't seen anything like it before - it is amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is excellent value for money!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Craig HALL OF FAME on 11 Mar 2004
Format: Hardcover
For once, a book that's worth its exorbitant price. I gave this to my son (8) for Christmas and not only has it delighted him for hours but taught him how to present Biology projects. The specimens of dragon skin are even more thrilling than the long pseudo-scientific entries on different breeds. As someone currently writing a novel for children aged 8-12 which features a dragon, I found it almost as stimulating as my children did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "char_bibby" on 23 Oct 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am a 12 year old in the world of books and I picked up this book out of interest. Even without a glance of the inside it looks good. The cover is amazing. But inside really opens your heart out for the world of dragons. Whether or not you believe in them this book is very reccommended. Brilliant for all ages because it is such and interactive book. Children enjoy the full out leaflets, skin samples, and miniature books inside and adults find all of the maps, scales and writing interseting. But it is so easily catergorised and you just have to show everyone you know once you get this beautifully illustrated book! A must buy!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback