Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots

Lear, Edward

Verlag: Octavo, 2003
ISBN 10: 1591100089 / ISBN 13: 9781591100089
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Inhaltsangabe: Edward Lear’s album of parrots contains the finest illustrations of the family ever produced. Lear (1812–88) turned his hand to many things in the course of his artistic and literary life—landscape painting, nonsense verse, and the illustration of birds and reptiles. His work as a natural history draftsman lasted little more than the first decade of his career, until his eyesight became too weak for the detail of feathers and scales. The Psittacidae is Edward Lear’s most remarkable achievement: he conveyed with telling sympathy the carriage of a bird, the grasp of the claws, the tilt of the head, its grave, curious, or quizzical expression. The book, first issued in parts, was drawn, lithographed, and published on a shoestring by Lear himself in a tiny edition. Commentary by Robert McCracken Peck.

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Titel: Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, ...
Verlag: Octavo
Erscheinungsdatum: 2003
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Lear, Edward (introduction by Robert McCracken Peck)
Verlag: London: Edward Lear (Oakland: Octavo) 1832; 2003 (1832)
ISBN 10: 1591100089 ISBN 13: 9781591100089
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Buchbeschreibung London: Edward Lear (Oakland: Octavo) 1832; 2003, 1832. No Binding. Buchzustand: New. 1st Edition. Digital facsimile (in PDF format on CD-ROM) of the 1832 first edition of this monument of ornithological illustration, from a copy in the collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Edward Lear is well-known for his nonsense verse and drawings (such as "The Owl and the Pussy-cat"), but it is less widely recognized that he started his artistic career as perhaps the most talented renderer of natural history subjects of his day. This Octavo Edition contains detailed digital images of Lear's magnificent hand-colored engravings (may be magnified at up to 200% of original size) as well as a new introduction by natural history scholar Robert McCracken Peck and detailed bibliographical information. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8VLEIF02

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