Calendaria Botanica Ridiculoso

[Marie Duval], Calendaria Botanica Riciduloso, [London], No publisher, 1877.

12 pp all col. ill. ; 18 cms by 12.
One sheet folded concertina fashion. Illustrated paper case binding.Colour lithographed illustrations with gold backgrounds.Genre:Children’s (people) books – England – 1877. Calendars – England – 1877. Folded books – England – 1877.

Slightly reminiscent of Edward Lear: a nonsense calendar with jokey titles in pig Latin – e.g. the December page shows a plant with plucked turkeys hanging from it and branches with sausages (‘Bigturkis Sausagia.’)

First attributed to Marie Duval (Isabelle Emilie de Tessier) by Sara Lodge, Inventing Edward Lear. Cambridge (Mass.) and London: Harvard University Press, 2018. More here.