Book of nonsense [graphic]

Title
Book of nonsense [graphic] / E. Lear.
Author
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Publication
[185-]
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Details

Additional Authors
Evetts, Deborah.
Description
1 v. (46 drawings on [46] leaves : brown ink); 15 x 22 cm.
Genre/Form
  • Drawings.
  • Ink drawings.
Note
  • The drawing on leaf [1] reproduces the illustrated t.p. of the first ed. of the Book of nonsense, except for the book's imprint, which read: Published Feb. 10, 1846 by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket [London]. Statement of responsibility from label on spine.
  • Each drawing accompanied by a limerick in the artist's holograph.
  • Probably executed in the early 1850s for the children of Edmund Law Lushington. Cf. article by Nancy Finlay in Biblion, v. 7, no. 1 (fall 1998), p. 5-19 (includes reproductions of 7 of the drawings and the binding).
  • Binding: Ochre morocco, black-stamped, by Deborah Evetts; image of a Lear bird on both boards.
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Eng. 1850 99-37
Author
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Artist
Title
Book of nonsense [graphic] / E. Lear.
Imprint
[185-]
Added Author
Evetts, Deborah. Binder
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Eng. 1850 99-37
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