A Set of Edward Lear Drawings for Lizars

The following are on sale on eBay: they are attributed to Edward Lear and were made for publication in William Jardine’s “Naturalist’s Library” printed by William Home Lizars. The ones representing birds are remarkably similar to Lear’s early imaginary birds (also).

Barred-Tailed Pheasant.

Ferruginous Ground Dove.

The ones with butterflies might also be by Edward Lear: here and here.

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