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The Google Book
[1913]. 1913 - VICKERS (Vincent Cartwright): The Google Book. [1913]. Eight Original drawings of fantastical birds all but one rendered in pencil (including a small one in ink and signed with initials dated 1913; the others are studies for the “Google Book”): The Great McDoo or Dewar Bird (No.1); The Mirabelle (No.2); [No Title]? (No.3); The Little Horn Back (No.4); The Sun Bird - pencil study; Lemon Squeezer - pencil study (half-sheet); Great Skull-Headed Stone Trot – pencil study. INCLUDING: 15 colored proof illustrations (including 2 duplicates and one with tear and tape stains), including ‘The Lemon Squeezer’ (2 variant coloring); ‘The Blue-Billed Ork’; ‘The Flabbytoes’; ‘The Little Horn Back’; ‘The Wilyou or Pagoda Bird’ and ‘The Soft-Nosed Wollop (margin tear); and others unused or probably separate prints + one text page and half-title conjugate leaf used as a folder. Sheets measures approx 12 x 14 inches (smaller ink sketch measures 7 x 5-1/2 inches) Born 16 January 1879, VICKERS, a prominent English economist, humourist and artist, was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of London, a director of Vickers Ltd. for 20 years, and a director of the London Assurance until 1939 when he resigned. In 1910 he was made a governor of the Bank of England, resigning his appointment in 1919. Later became President of the Economic Reform Club and Institute. Vickers is well known for his work: “The Google Book” first published in 1913 in a limited edition of 100 copies (a selection from that edition was published in 1931 and reprinted 1979). The anthology is a collection of humorous verses describing the fantastic surrealist birds that inhabit the Google’s garden.
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