Author:Oliver Herford

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Oliver Herford
(1863–1935)
American writer, artist and illustrator who has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". Pen nemes: O. Herford

Works[edit]

  • The Simple Jography, or How to Know the Earth and Why it Spins (1908) Illustrated by the author
  • The Bashful Earthquake
  • A Child's Primer of Natural History [1]
  • Overheard in a Garden
  • More Animals
  • The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten
  • The Fairy Godmother-in-law
  • A Little Book of Bores
  • The Peter Pan Alphabet
  • The Astonishing Tale of a Pen-And-Ink Puppet
  • A Kitten's Garden of Verses

With John Cecil Clay[edit]

  • Cupid's Cyclopedia
  • Cupid's Fair-Weather Booke

With Addison Mizner and Ethel Watts Mumford[edit]

  • The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1903
  • The Limerick Up to Date Book (1903)
  • The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1904 (1903)
  • The Entirely New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1905 (1904)
  • The Complete Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1906 (1905)
  • The Altogether New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1907 (1906)
  • The Quite New Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1908 (1907)
  • The Perfectly Good Cynic's Calendar (1908)
  • The Complete Cynic (1910)
  • The Revived Cynic's Calendar (1917)


  1. A revision and extension of this title by Margaret Fishback and Hilary Knight (illustrator)|Hilary Knight appeared as A Child's Book of Natural History (1969)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1935, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.