Detail: 1878 – The Stork Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Detail: 1878 – The Stork Detail: Artist’s signature in plate
$7.00 – $28.00
“The Stork – 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 this illustration, there is simply an educational paragraph, which reads as follows: “This is the way a Stork goes to sleep, standing on one leg with its head down, and its long beak hidden. We do not see these birds in England, excepting at the Zoological Gardens, but little German and Dutch children are quite used to them. The storks go to see them every spring, and build their nests in the chimneys and roof-tops of their houses.”
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