Edward Lear’s Parrots Book


This is a 1940 copy of beautiful Edward Lear’s Parrots book by Brian Reade. A 32 page book that includes 12 colour plates of Edward Lear’s parrot lithographs.

The book reproduces in full colour twelve of the most lively, waggish and engaging of the original Psittacidae lithographs by Lear approximately one quarter of the orginal size. The book includes a definitive essay by Brian Reade on the whole circumstances of Lear’s early work as a bird illustrator.

In good vintage condition, complete with dust jacket. There are minor marks and fading to the dust jacket. Please see pictures.

A beautiful book with the most lovely full colour plates.

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