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Title Edward Lear's nonsense birds.
Author Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
Publication Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2013.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Call # J 818.07 L
Summary "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 also 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 glorious humorous flock. Beautifully presented, this is a perfect gift for children of all ages as well as for lovers of birds"--Back cover.
Subject Birds -- Pictorial works.
Birds -- Humor.
Wit and humor, Pictorial.
Alt Title Nonsense birds
ISBN 1851242619 (hardback) :
9781851242610 (hardback) :

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