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Stuffed Ox, Dummy Tree, Artificial Rock: Deception in the Work of Richard and Cherry Kearton

Adam Green - May 17, 2017 in bird photography, birds, cherry kearton, early wildlife photography, Featured Articles, first wildlife photographer, kearton brothers, keartons, Photography, richard kearton, spy in the wild

John Bevis on the various feats of cunning and subterfuge undertaken by the Kearton brothers — among the very first professional wildlife photographers — in their pioneering attempts to get ever closer to their subjects.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

Adam Green - August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

Adam Green - August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

In Search of the Third Bird: Kenneth Morris and the Three Unusual Arts

Adam Green - August 31, 2016 in birds, conjectural historiography, ESTAR(SER), katherine tingley, kenneth morris, order of the third bird, theosophy

CONJECTURES #1 — Easter McCraney explores the pages of an obscure Theosophical journal and the ornithological intrigues which lie within.

Robin Redbreast (1907)

Adam Green - December 21, 2015 in birds, robin redbreast, whistling

A song about the rouge chested bird composed by Reginald De Koven, featuring some wonderful whistling to mimic the bird's call.

Robin Redbreast (1907)

Adam Green - December 21, 2015 in birds, robin redbreast, whistling

A song about the rouge chested bird composed by Reginald De Koven, featuring some wonderful whistling to mimic the bird's call.

Edward Lear’s Walk on a Windy Day (1860)

Adam Green - December 12, 2013 in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, birds, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, edward lear, flying, humour, Images, Images-19th, Images-Animals, Images-Illustrations, Images-People, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide

An Edward Lear story concerning a man, referred to simply as E.L., taking the grave risk of going out for a walk on a windy day and living the consequences. These ten rare sketches are in a bound edition living in the Frederick R. Koch Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights Download: Right click on image or see source for higher res versions HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all contributions, big or small - everything helps! Become a Patron Small angel : £3.00 GBP - monthly Medium sized hero : £5.00 GBP - monthly Large emperor : £10.00 GBP - monthly Vast deity : £20.00 GBP - monthly Make a one off Donation SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most […]

Birds from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1754)

Adam Green - October 10, 2012 in birds, collections, ducks, Images, Images-18th, Images-Animals, Images-Painting, natural history

A selection of birds as featured in Volume 1 of (the magnificently titled) Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants: particulary the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors. Together with their descriptions in English and French. To which are added, observations on the air, soil, and waters: with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c., by Mark Catesby and George Edwards. (All images taken from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby and George Edwards housed at the Biodiversity Heritage Library, through which the whole book can be seen). Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!

Cat and bird stories from the “Spectator” (1896)

Adam Green - August 5, 2011 in anecdotes, birds, cats, newspaper, non-article, spectator, stories, texts


Cat and bird stories from the “Spectator”, to which are added sundry anecdotes of horses, donkeys, cows, apes, bears, and other animals, as well as of insects and reptiles, edited by John St. Loe Strachey; 1896; T. Fisher Unwin, London.

A sequel to Dog Stories from The Spectator, this book brings us mysteries and anecdotes relating to cats, birds, and other animals which found there way into the pages of The Spectator.

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Letters From a Cat (1879)

Castaway on the Auckland Isles: A Narrative of the Wreck of the "Grafton," (1865)


Infant's Cabinet of Birds and Beasts (1820)

Old French Fairytales (1920)

Armata: a fragment (1817)

An Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism (1803)

The Medical Aspects of Death, and the Medical Aspects of the Human Mind (1852)

Quarles' Emblems (1886)

Cat and bird stories from the "Spectator" (1896)

Wonderful Balloon Ascents (1870)

The Book of Topiary (1904)

The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (1899)