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  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra
  • Zoo Nonsense Verses, Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra

Author Name    Illustrated by Violet Blue Zebra

Title   Zoo Nonsense Verses

Binding   Hardcover. Homemade outer folder.

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   England

Seller ID   006078

N.d., circa 1910. 4to. 26 by 21.5 cm. 54 loose handwritten pages with 25 original half page pen-and-ink drawings of animals, sometimes anthropomorphosed, sometimes doing kooky things, occasionally with humans as well, and always illustrative of the jolly doggerel verses. The lilting nonsense of the poems co-exists with the vaguely pedagogic thrust of them. As an example there is the following: "See! up and down and round about its cage the Leopard trots,/ As Deer in winter shed their horns, so Leopards shed their spots." The illustrations are charmingly naive -- the naivete is part of their charm -- while the verses are unstintingly clever and amusing. We haven't a clue who the actual author was. The front cover shows a zebra painted in blue and black -- or is it violet, to correspond with the pseudonym? An outer folder, also homemade, encases the book.

Price = 750.00 USD



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