Edward Lear's Nonsense Birds (Hardback)Edward Lear (author)
Hardback 80 Pages / Published: 18/04/2013
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Edward Lear loved birds. Of all the animals that sprang from his quirky imagination, birds held a special place, serving as the animal of choice for his zoomorphosis in self-portraiture. Not only did he draw more birds than any other animal, but he endowed them with particularly human characteristics. This book brings together a collection of Lear's nonsense birds, such as `The Obsequious Ornamental Ostrich, who wore Boots to keep his feet quite dry', as well as the twenty birds he hand-coloured such as `The Runcible Bird' and `The Stripy Bird'. Each of these is endowed with unique character while collectively they form a gloriously humorous flock. Beautifully presented, this is a perfect gift for children of all ages as well as for lovers of birds.
Publisher: The Bodleian Library
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 337 g
Dimensions: 180 x 180 x 13 mm
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