Edward Lear, Parrots: The Complete Plates

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This title features breathtaking birds. It includes Edward Lear's incomparable parrots. Bought for large sums of money from travellers and merchants, parrots were the object of much fascination to 19th century European aristocracy for their colorful liveries and most of all for their ability to speak, sing, and imitate the human voice. Completed in 1832 when he was just 20, Edward Lear's set of 42 hand-colored lithographs entitled "Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots" comprise one of the first collections ...

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