SKU: BK2446

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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. 

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a British artist, illustrator, author and poet, renowned for his literary nonsense.

  • Hardback
  • 80 pages, 180 x 180 mm
  • 24 colour and 40 black and white illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781851242610
  • Publication April 2013

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