A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Including John the Spotted Woodpecker for 12 Drummers Drumming, Lydia the Greylag Goose for 6 Geese a-laying and, of course, Felix the Partridge in a pear tree, this is Christmas fun at its most creative.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Author: Kerry Lord

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911663263

Page: 96

View: 559

A unique collection of crochet patterns for the 12 birds of Christmas. Taking inspiration from the famous Christmas carol, Kerry Lord, author of the Edward’s Menagerie series and founder of TOFT yarns, has created this unique crochet collection. Including John the Spotted Woodpecker for 12 Drummers Drumming, Lydia the Greylag Goose for 6 Geese a-laying and, of course, Felix the Partridge in a pear tree, this is Christmas fun at its most creative. Patterns include: 12 Drummers Drumming – John the Spotted Woodpecker 11 Pipers Piping – Nina the Sandpiper 10 Lords-a-Leaping – Agnes the Heron 9 Ladies Dancing – Loise the Cormorant 8 Maids-a-milking – Delilah the Cattle Egret 7 Swans-a-swimming – Margot the Black Swan 6 Geese a-laying – Lydia the Greylag Goose 5 Gold Rings – Gilbert the Pheasant 4 Calling Birds – Peter the Blackbird 3 French Hens – Ruth the Hen 2 Turtle Doves – Beatrice the Turtle Dove And a Partridge – Felix the Partridge

The Georgian Menagerie

Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1751). Listing in his footnotes the sources of
his birds, Edwards mentioned several birdmen operating in London, usually
giving the location of their premises, such as Crooked Lane or the strand.
Edwards ...

The Georgian Menagerie

Author: Christopher Plumb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857725823

Page: 256

View: 917

In the eighteenth century, it would not have been impossible to encounter an elephant or a kangaroo making its way down the Strand, heading towards the menagerie of Mr. Pidcock at the Exeter Change. Pidcock's was just one of a number of commercial menagerists who plied their trade in London in this period the predecessors to the zoological societies of the Victorian era. As the British Empire expanded and seaborne trade flooded into London's ports, the menagerists gained access to animals from the most far-flung corners of the globe, and these strange creatures became the objects of fascination and wonder. Many aristocratic families sought to create their own private menageries with which to entertain their guests, while for the less well-heeled, touring exhibitions of exotic creatures both alive and dead satisfied their curiosity for the animal world. While many exotic creatures were treasured as a form of spectacle, others fared less well turtles went into soups and civet cats were sought after for ingredients for perfume. In this entertaining and enlightening book, Plumb introduces the many tales of exotic animals in London.

Menagerie

While his ostrich was still alive, Edward had decided to investigate the matter by
experiment and had made it Swallow a piece of iron weighing 2% ounces; he
was not surprised to find that, when the bird's first stomach was opened, the iron ...

Menagerie

Author: Caroline Grigson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191024112

Page: 400

View: 858

Menagerie is the story of the panoply of exotic animals that were brought into Britain from time immemorial until the foundation of the London Zoo — a tale replete with the extravagant, the eccentric, and — on occasion — the downright bizarre. From Henry III's elephant at the Tower, to George IV's love affair with Britain's first giraffe and Lady Castlereagh's recalcitrant ostriches, Caroline Grigson's tour through the centuries amounts to the first detailed history of exotic animals in Britain. On the way we encounter a host of fascinating and outlandish creatures, including the first peacocks and popinjays, Thomas More's monkey, James I's cassowaries in St James's Park, and Lord Clive's zebra — which refused to mate with a donkey, until the donkey was painted with stripes. But this is not just the story of the animals themselves. It also the story of all those who came into contact with them: the people who owned them, the merchants who bought and sold them, the seamen who carried them to our shores, the naturalists who wrote about them, the artists who painted them, the itinerant showmen who worked with them, the collectors who collected them. And last but not least, it is about all those who simply came to see and wonder at them, from kings, queens, and nobles to ordinary men, women, and children, often impelled by no more than simple curiosity and a craving for novelty.

The Birds of Middlesex

... notice which I have been able to find of its appearance in this county , occurs in
Edwards ' ' Natural History of Birds , 1743 . ... Menagerie at Osterley Park , the
author , W . Hayes , referring to a coloured plate of the Hoopoe , says : “ This very
 ...

The Birds of Middlesex

Author: James Edmund Harting

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 284

View: 253

Ootheca Wolleyana An illustrated Catalogue of the collection of Birds Eggs formed by the late John Wolley

The same pair of birds as last year's nests [ $ 527 , and probably § 526 ] , though
they had rather shifted their quarters . ... Mr. J. H. Gurney's Menagerie . This is the
first egg laid by the female of a pair of birds bred by Mr. Edward Fountaine ,
whose remarkable success in propagating this fine species in confinement has
been ...

Ootheca Wolleyana  An illustrated Catalogue of the collection of Birds  Eggs formed by the late John Wolley

Author: John Wolley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 182

View: 168

The parlour menagerie signed J H

43° The Anguish, and Wailing Nott of a Wounded Bird. arrogated to itself the
place which it had previously obtained by humble ... The following interesting
incident appeared in the " Zoologist," the intelligent observer being Mr. Edward ...

The parlour menagerie  signed J H

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 500

View: 768

Catalogue of the Birds

Common in S. India . A. Female . Barrackpore Menagerie ( 1844 ) . B. Ano . ther
from S. India . Capt . R. Rollo ( 1816 ) . Genus BALEARICA , Brisson . 1618. B.
PAVONINA ( Edwards , pl . 192 , -hinder figure ) . Syn . Ardea pavonina , .. HAB .

Catalogue of the Birds

Author: Asiatic Society of Bengal. Museum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 312

View: 308

A Familiar History of Birds

Edward Stanley. " * entire rat , -an operation , however , not accomplished without
some difficulty , the bird making ... another fishing bird , has been known to
swallow an entire cod of moderate size , and a Puffin kept in a menagerie to eat
as ...

A Familiar History of Birds

Author: Edward Stanley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 420

View: 657

Catalogue of the Mammalia and Birds of New Guinea in the Collection of the British Museum

British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology, John Edward Gray,
George Robert Gray ... Knowsley Menagerie . Part 2 . Hoofed Animals . By Dr . J
... Popular History of Mammalia . By A . WHITE , F . L . S . Popular History of Birds
.

Catalogue of the Mammalia and Birds of New Guinea  in the Collection of the British Museum

Author: British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 63

View: 760

A Familiar History of Birds Their Nature Habits and Instincts

Edward Stanley. Cormorants are visited , they will be found huddled together in
their caves and crevices , perishing ... as in fishing , these birds always carry their
heads under water , in order that , with their keen , clear , and beautiful eye ... It
was removed to a menagerie , and supplied with water , into which it immediately
plunged , and manifested much restlessness , as if disappointed in not finding
fish .

A Familiar History of Birds   Their Nature  Habits and Instincts

Author: Edward Stanley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 446

View: 435

A Natural History of Uncommon Birds

With a Full and Accurate Description George Edwards. La DEMOSELLE de
NUMIDIE . ... Mr. N. Robert a publié une Estampe avec plusieurs de ces Oiseaux
, dans la Ménagerie Royale de Versailles . Voyez fon Recueil des Figures
dessinées ...

A Natural History of Uncommon Birds

Author: George Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 154

Bird Etchings

Nevertheless , the portraits of the Osterley birds form a record of a unique
collection and add some colored pictures of foreign species to the small number
then available . ... again until 1846 , when the birds and animals belonging to the
thirteenth earl of Derby were recorded by John Edward ... Rare and Curious Birds
Accurately Drawn and Colored from Specimens in the Menagerie at Osterley
Park .

Bird Etchings

Author: Christine Elisabeth Jackson

Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press

ISBN:

Page: 292

View: 583

Discusses the lives and achievements of sixteen amateur naturalists who produced etchings for illustrated books about birds.