The Art of Book Design: The Romance of Insect Life

The Romance of Insect Life, by Edmund Selous, with B&W illustrations by Lancelot Speed and Carton Moore-Park throughout. Natural history stories from the insect world, published by Seeley & Co, London, 1907

I’m confused by the bird on the cover. Is it a gift of love or an object of love?


via: The Reader’s Desire


  1. rq says

    Someone here is not feeling particularly romantic…
    And once again arachnids are lumped in with insects. When will they finally get the recognition they deserve??
    (Although I wonder a little, is it a language shift, where ‘insect’ used to cover all these arthropod creatures, and only later became a more specific term, as we know it today?)

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