Nonsense Drolleries

Some time ago I placed William Foster’s illustrations from Nonsense Drolleries. The Owl & the Pussy-cat. The Duck & the Kangaroo. London: Frederick Warne, 1889 in the nonsenselit.org’s picture gallery: their most striking feature, in my opinion, is the fact that the illustrator is unique in choosing to represent the Owl as the bride and the Pussy-cat as the the bridegroom.

The Owl as bride

The British Library has a page on William Foster which gives some information about this heretic.

The book has since been placed online by the Internet Archive in the usual formats.

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