This book is the reintroduction of a timeless classic that was first published in 1955 as a signed, limited edition. This beautifully produced book is based on the original collaboration between Wilbur and Calder, for which Calder created more than 50 whimsical drawings and Wilbur chose excerpts from classic works of literature -- poetry, essays, novels, plays, stories -- to accompany them. One finds such unexpected combinations as Faulkner on the Dog, Machiavelli on the Centaur, Disraeli on the Ape, Sherwood Anderson on the Horse, T.E. Lawrence on the Camel, Thoreau on the Mouse, Plato on the Grasshopper, and Bertrand Russell on the Unicorn, etc.
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