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A Barrel of Monkeys - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals (Hardcover): Samuel Fanous A Barrel of Monkeys - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals (Hardcover)
Samuel Fanous; Foreword by Susie Dent; Illustrated by Thomas Bewick 1
R229 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R50 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We're all familiar with `a flock of sheep' but what are the collective nouns for racehorses, pigs, zebras or giraffes? Drawing on a range of sources, from fifteenth-century hunting terms to more recent inventions that have now entered the language, this book collects over 100 examples of the most interesting collective nouns for animals, each illustrated with charming woodcuts by the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century, Thomas Bewick. Some describe a key characteristic of the animal in question: `a shrewdness of apes', `a busyness of ferrets'. Others are delightfully humorous: `a piddle of puppies', `a crash of rhinoceroses'. Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition.

A Conspiracy of Ravens - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds (Hardcover): Bill Oddie A Conspiracy of Ravens - A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds (Hardcover)
Bill Oddie; Illustrated by Thomas Bewick
R230 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R50 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`A murder of crows', `a charm of goldfinches', `an ostentation of peacocks': collective nouns for British birds have existed since at least the mid fifteenth century. They are thought to originate in texts about hunting, but have since evolved into evocative, witty and literary expressions, each striving to capture the very essence of the animal they describe. Some are portentous - `a conspiracy of ravens' perfectly evokes this sinister bird - others convey sound, such as `a murmuration of starlings' or `a chattering of choughs'. Yet more reflect with a flourish the beauty of the bird itself: what could be more celebratory than `a crown of kingfishers', or `an exaltation of larks'? The best of these imaginative expressions are collected here, illustrated with charming woodcuts by Thomas Bewick, the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century. Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, birds of prey and garden favourites, this beautifully presented book will delight both bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure.

Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay (Paperback, Main): George Ewart Evans Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay (Paperback, Main)
George Ewart Evans; Illustrated by Thomas Bewick
R298 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R76 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A classic picture of the rural past in a remote Suffolk village, revealed in the conversations of old people who recall harvest customs, home crafts, poetic usages in dialect, old farm tools, smugglers' tales, and rural customs and beliefs going back to the time of Chaucer.

Thomas Bewick - Great Northern Artist (Paperback): Thomas Bewick Thomas Bewick - Great Northern Artist (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick; Simon Webb
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The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (Hardcover): Gillian Avery The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (Hardcover)
Gillian Avery; Illustrated by Thomas Bewick
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The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children is a treasury of great poems chosen for the sheer pleasure they offer to readers of all ages. Compiler Gillian Avery's aim was to avoid condescending to children and "to assemble a collection of poems that the owner will not outgrow." With that in mind, she has included very few works that were written solely for a young audience. The more than 250 pieces gathered here range from ballads to epics, from inspired nonsense to memorable reflections on love and death. A wide variety of poets grace these pages, from Mother Goose to Shakespeare, from Emily Dickinson to Noel Coward, from Robert Frost to Ogden Nash. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" and Rosetti's "Goblin Market" will enchant young readers as much as T. S. Eliot's "The Naming of Cats" and Lewis Carroll's "The Mock-Turtle's Song" will entertain them. Adorned with engravings by the eighteenth-century artist Thomas Bewick, this collection belongs in every family's library.

The History of Little King Pippin - With an Account of the Melancholy Death of Four Naughty Boys, Who Were Devoured by Wild... The History of Little King Pippin - With an Account of the Melancholy Death of Four Naughty Boys, Who Were Devoured by Wild Beasts: And the Wonderful Delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a Little White Horse (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Luis de Camoens; Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Bewick, John Adamson Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Luis de Camoens; Volume 1 (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, John Adamson
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A Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles, and Insects; Volume 2 (Paperback):... A Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles, and Insects; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, Mary Trimmer
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Select Fables - With Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick and Others Previous to the Year 1784: Together with... Select Fables - With Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick and Others Previous to the Year 1784: Together with a Memoir; And a Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Bewick. -- (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, John Bewick
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Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - The Fables of Aesop, and Others (Paperback): Thomas Bewick, Aesop, Jane Bewick Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - The Fables of Aesop, and Others (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, Aesop, Jane Bewick
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A Memoir of Thomas Bewick (Paperback): Thomas Bewick A Memoir of Thomas Bewick (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Treatise on Mensuration - Both in Theory and Practice (Paperback): Charles Hutton, Thomas Bewick A Treatise on Mensuration - Both in Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Charles Hutton, Thomas Bewick
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Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw;... Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw; To Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life (Paperback)
Joseph Ritson, Joseph Frank, Thomas Bewick
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Bewick Memento - Catalogue with Purchasers' Names and Prices Realised of the Scarce and Curious Collection of Books,... Bewick Memento - Catalogue with Purchasers' Names and Prices Realised of the Scarce and Curious Collection of Books, Silver Plate, Prints, Pictures, Wood Blocks, Copper Plates, and Bewick Relics, Etc., Sold by Auction at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on February 5t (Paperback)
Robert Robinson, Bruce Rogers, Thomas Bewick
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The Chase; A Poem (Paperback): John Henry Nash, Thomas Bewick, John Bewick The Chase; A Poem (Paperback)
John Henry Nash, Thomas Bewick, John Bewick
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Our Summer Migrants. an Account of the Migratory Birds Which Pass the Summer in the British Islands (Paperback): Thomas Bewick,... Our Summer Migrants. an Account of the Migratory Birds Which Pass the Summer in the British Islands (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, James Edmund 1841 Harting
R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A New Family Herbal - Or, Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants Used in Medicine, Diet, and the... A New Family Herbal - Or, Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants Used in Medicine, Diet, and the Arts (Paperback)
Robert John Thornton, Thomas Bewick
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw;... Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw; To Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life, Volumes 1-2 (Paperback)
Joseph Ritson, Joseph Frank, Thomas Bewick
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. a New Ed., Prefaced and... Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. a New Ed., Prefaced and Annotated by Austin Dobson (Paperback)
Austin Dobson, Thomas Bewick
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw;... Robin Hood - A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw; To Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life (Paperback)
Joseph Ritson, Joseph Frank, Thomas Bewick
R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A History of British Birds; Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes A History of British Birds; Volume 1 (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with Designs on Wood (Paperback): Austin... Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - The Fables of Aesop, and Others, with Designs on Wood (Paperback)
Austin Dobson, Thomas Bewick
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Gammer Gurton's Garland of Nursery Songs - And Toby Tickle's Collection of Riddles (Paperback): Thomas Bewick, Peter... Gammer Gurton's Garland of Nursery Songs - And Toby Tickle's Collection of Riddles (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, Peter Puzzlecap
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Bewicks Select Fables of  sop and Others in Three Parts - To Which Are Prefixed the Life of  sop, and an Essay Upon Fable... Bewicks Select Fables of sop and Others in Three Parts - To Which Are Prefixed the Life of sop, and an Essay Upon Fable (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick
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Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - A History of British Birds. Water Birds (Paperback): Thomas Bewick, Aesop,... Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works - A History of British Birds. Water Birds (Paperback)
Thomas Bewick, Aesop, Jane Bewick
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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