Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is wrong with this picture?

I can’t quite put my finger on it. But the concept of Four-Footed Lovers seems a bit – how can one put it? – Taranaki.

The book was written by Frank Albertsen, illustrated by Lizbeth Bullock Humphrey and published in 1875 by Lee & Shepard, among whose other authors was the magnificently monikered Levina Buoncuore Urbino. The publisher was based in Boston and the imprint survives as part of HarperCollins. After that, you are on your own.


Unknown said...

That rabbit looks mean.

Stephen Stratford said...

Or is it a hare? Am hazy on the difference. But rabbits are definitely mean. When I lived behind the Kiwi Bacon factory in Kingsland every Jan or Feb I would get rabbits - Christmas presents abandoned when the kids got tired of them - in my garden eating my lettuce and beating up my cat. They have a powerful kick, those little fluffy bunnies.