So Long Ago, 1946
By E. Boyd Smith
It seems as though this book has a bit of a following (well, two
different people emailed me suggesting that
I post on this book). It is the story of prehistoric life as told
by Doctor Peter to his nephew, Bobby Reed. The
illustrations are artistically quite nice, albiet very fanciful.
Okay, we have, beginning clockwise from the upper left, Brontosaurus,
Diplodocus, Gorgosaurus (yes,
that dinosaur with its tail being crushed by a rock!), Pareiasaurus
(immediately below the Gorgosaurus), and
Palaeoscincus. Oh yeah, to the left is Doctor Peter and young
Here we have, beginning clockwise from the upper left, a quadruped
Megalosaurs, Pareiasaurus (again),
Plateosaurus (no, not an Anatosaurus), and a Stegosaurus. Also
included are two Tanystropheus', one
immediately under, and the other to the right of, the
Stegosaurus. Both look like snakes in this illustration.
Apparantly E. Boyd Smith had no qualms about mixing together
prehistoric reptiles from different
geological periods! He also seems to like the Permian anapsid
reptile Pareiasaurus, as it appears in four
of his prehistoric life assemblages.