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Call No.: MS Typ 55
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear drawings for A book of nonsense,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Original pen and ink drawings by Edward Lear, the English artist, illustrator, author and poet.
Edward Lear (1812-1888) is remembered primarily for his nonsense rhymes and limericks, but in his own lifetime he sought recognition as a landscape painter.
See: W. B. O. Field, Edward Lear on my shelves (1933), page 259-260 with detailed contents.
Arranged as bound in volume.
38 additional drawings by Edward Lear, made for the Routledge edition of 1861 of A Book of Nonsense. The drawings include autograph manuscript limerick texts. Each drawing is tipped into a sunken mat. Title on manuscript title leaf bound at front of volume is: Thirty-eight Original drawings for A Book of Nonsense. Additional drawings made for the Routledge Edition.Volume (21 x 29 cm.) is bound in red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, in a tray case (23 cm).