I have at last finished my longterm project called ANIMAL LEXICON. Copyright has been granted, and the book is now for sale here or on my new Amazon store.

It's a handmade book, 136 pages in length, 8.5" by 6.5" in size, stitch-bound, with original and public-domain artwork.

Current copies no longer display the vintage year 2010 on their covers ...

The book is a humorous lexicon of English words and phrases based on the animal kingdom, arranged by taxa - that is, Kingdom/Phylum/Class/Order/Family/Genus/Species.

The cost is $15.00 ppd in the U.S. and $20.00 for other countries and overseas.

Here is what a cover looks like:

And here are a few pages from the inside:

And a few more:

Available in a variety of colors:

Blue, too!   

And a few more for the road:

To order a copy, the address is ANIMAL LEXICON, 1470 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114.

Marian Coombs

Some commentary:
  • Janet Kester Peoples of the world, this Lexicon was inspired by an animal god -- you must
    have it!
    February 21 at 1:28pm ·

  • Fran Coombs I even like it, so buy it!

It's so very wonderful! I'll be curling up with the precious Lexicon  
tonight, gray and black cats purring at my flanks.

From D.R.B., Sacramento:  "It's wild!  It's wacko!  It's so cool!  A great book!  Great art!
Great binding!  Brilliant!  Obviously a labor of intellect and love.  I cherish my copy."

From T.C., Philadelphia: "The Lexicon is half consumed - I can't wait to go back for more. I love when I read and can 'hear' the author's voice. ... The lexicon is a bargain at twice the price! Thank you."

From D.T., Maryland:  "I love what you sent me!  So many interesting tidbits and turns of phrases.  I love the pictures of course also."

From J.M., Buffalo:  "I did get the Lexicon and it looks wonderful! I can only imagine the time and thought that you put into it. I have only begun to look through it but I expect to enjoy it for years to come."

From A.C., Maryland: "Your book is really GREAT."

From C.L., Berkeley: "your lexicon collection is lovely; I love the calligraphy and ponder your style of choices to include."


Bonnie said...

Like! Looks (and is) wonderful!

stebbylee said...

It's a labour of Love!
Quirky little phrases- all well researched and organized!
I have my copy-and I am so proud of this author's work!
Marian K. Coombs- GOOD WORK!

madsy said...

It's a wonderful book! Very clever. Must have taken a lot of time to gather the info and sort it out. Love the cover too.