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David Attenborough's collection of Edward Lear's prints

25 October 2012 Last updated at 15:31 BST

Edward Lear is best known for his poems ranging from nonsense verse to the Owl and the Pussycat but he was also an ornithological artist.

One of his biggest fans, Sir David Attenborough, has shared his collection of Lear prints with The Folio Society for a new book called Birds Drawn for John Gould by Edward Lear.

Sir David told BBC News about his passion for Lear's prints and poetry.