Monday, August 16, 2010

Lear, Edward: Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots: the greater part of them species hitherto unfigured, containing forty-two lithographic plates, drawn from life, and on stone

Edward Lear, popularizer of limerick, Victorian purveyor of nonsense, founding crackpot for the next century's middlebrow cocktail verse, was also an exacting naturalist. I am wagering that it is within character that his choice for study, here, was parrots.

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