Books: Unicorns

THE LORE OF THE UNICORN—Odell Sliepard—H oughton Mifflin ($7.50).

Armed with pencil and paper Dr. Odell Shepard has been on a big game hunt. His search led him into no forests but into libraries, museums. Starting after the unicorn which, during 23 centuries, has been variously described as a fierce beast, combining the worst features of a rhinoceros -and a wild ass, and as a gentle little creature, the symbol of purity, Dr. Shepard discovered yet another version. His animal, a vague, almost holy myth comes c'oser to...

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