• Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy See large image

    Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy (Hardback) By (author) Patrick A. Morris, With Joanna Ebenstein, Foreword by Peter Blake

    $27.12 - Save $7.14 20% off - RRP $34.26 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionWalter Potter (1835-1918), a country taxidermist of no great expertise, became famous as an icon of Victorian whimsy. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs and a bewildering assortment of curios. Closed in the '70s, the museum was variously re-established before being auctioned off in 2003. It was reported that a GBP1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused, but in 2010 many of Potter's key pieces were exhibited by the artist Sir Peter Blake at London's 'Museum of Everything', attracting over 30,000 visitors in 6 weeks. The subsequent dispersal of Potter's works has meant the loss of a truly unique Victorian legacy. Here, perhaps for the last time, the collection is preserved and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works.

Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

    Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick A. Morris, With Joanna Ebenstein, Foreword by Peter Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 829 g
    ISBN 13: 9781472109507
    ISBN 10: 1472109503

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGC, AGB, ACV
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000, ART015000, TEC040000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16890
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    BIC subject category V2: TTX
    DC23: 590.752
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGC, AGA, TTX
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    PAT MORRIS was Senior Lecturer in Zoology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a DEFRA inspector for assessing the age and authenticity of antique taxidermy and has self-published seven illustrated books. His vast personal collection includes The Death & Burial of Cock Robin, Potter's largest and most important piece.JOANNA EBENSTEIN, a New York-based artist, curator, blogger and graphic designer, runs the Morbid Anatomy Library.