Wednesday Illustrations: Robert Binks

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 11:43 AM

The drawings are from The Old Dog Barks Backward, Ogden Nash’s final collection. First post was here.

For “The Museum of Natural History.” The poem is nice: “The python has, and I fib no fibs, / 318 pairs of ribs. / In stating this I place reliance / On a seance with one who died for science. / This figure is sworn to and attested; / He counted them while being digested.”

Here he is:

© 1972 Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

For “No Trouble at All, It’s as Easy as Falling Off a Bar,” about the unpredictability of guests’ preferences among drinks:

© 1972 Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

For “Please Remind Me Before I Forget,” about the jumble inside the author’s head:

© 1972 Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

For “Recitatifs Never to Be Recited at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,” illustrating a section about Mozart the young brat:

© 1972 Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

For “The Rejected Portrait,” about capturing personality:

© 1972 Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

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