1878 – The Pelican


“The Pelican – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. Instead of an anecdote accompanying the illustration, a simple educational paragraph has been included and reads as follows: “The Pelican is a sea-shore bird, found in many parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Its most curious feature is the pouch in its throat, in which it stows away its food till the hour of rest and eating comes round. The plumage of the Pelican, when fully grown, is nearly all white.”

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Detail: The Pelican, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – The Pelican                                    Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Pelican, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Artist's Signature in plate

Detail: 1878 – The Pelican                                       Detail: Artist’s signature in plate

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