Inscribed on mount, "Little birds are writing/ Interesting books/ To be read by cooks:/ Read I said, not roasted/ Letterpress when toasted/ Loses its good looks".
One of 25 drawings preparatory for illustrations to Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie and Bruno" and "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded".
Lewis Carroll, "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded", v. 2, p. 371.
Whitney, John Hay, former owner.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Sylvie and Bruno concluded.