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To celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear in 2012, the Royal Society displayed this selection of his scientific illustrations, mainly from books in the Society’s Library. Click on any image to see the full slideshow.
For a four-minute audio slideshow, “Edward Lear: Poetic Science”, presented by Jonathan Ashmore FRS, click here.
Images © The Royal Society 2012 (unless otherwise stated)
Text © Rowena Fowler 2012