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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Saturday, August 05, 2017

kitty silliness victorian style

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This bit of jolly randomness is from an adorable book, Lilliput Lyrics, published in 1889.  The author, William Brighty Rands (1823-82) was a major figure in Victorian children's literature.  The illustrator was the splendid, multitalented Charles Robinson.  The book a a whole surprises me with its modernity - the stream-of-consciousness of the poetry, the goofiness of the line drawings.

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