The Google Book is an illustrated book of children's verse by Vincent Cartwright Vickers.
Originally published in 1913 by J. & E. Bumpus, Limited, London, at Vickers' expense in a limited edition of 100 copies. The book has surrealist illustrations of various imaginary birds, such as the Poggle and the Swank, alongside short poems about them. The Google of the title is a strange creature that lives in a pool in a beautiful garden and at night prowls the land where the birds live.
This was issued in a trade edition by the Medici Society in London in 1931. 'This version was a selection of the original poems and images, losing eight spreads'
This was published by Oxford University Press in 1979. This slimmed down version removed a further three images.
The book was published again in 2019 by Ecen Books. This version contains more illustrations than any earlier version. Research for this version was carried out by Andrew Brain and Gareth Monger. Additional images and verses not used in previous editions were included in this expanded version. The foreword was written by V. C. Vickers' grandson, James Campbell (potter) (1942–2019) on 5 October 2019. He died two months later.
The coincidence of the name being the same as Google, the well-known internet corporation, has stimulated comment.