Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, Edward Lear's nonsense birds , 
- Edward Lear's nonsense birds / [by Edward Lear].
- Oxford : Bodleian Library, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) 19 cm
- Reference LibraryNJ18.L455 A12 2013 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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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 also endowed them with particularly human characteristics. This book brings together a collection of Lear's nonsense bird 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 Terms:
- Birds -- Humor.Birds -- Pictorial works.Wit and humor, Pictorial.