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Call No.: MS Typ 55.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear drawings for More Nonsense and other drawings,
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.
Mostly published in More Nonsense, Robert John Bush, London, 1872; see: W. B. O. Field, Edward Lear on my Shelves (1933), pages 264-268 for details.
Bound into a volume and organized into the following series:
- I. Eighty-two original drawings for "More Nonsense"
- II. Ten unpublished "Nonsense" drawings
- III. Part of a "Nonsense" alphabet.
108 original pen and ink drawings with autograph manuscript limerick text by Edward Lear. Also includes two woodcut proofs. Many have autograph manuscript additions by Philip Hofer. The images are mounted on leaves (20 x 28 cm.), on the rectos only; with a title page and part-title pages. Title on manuscript title leaf bound at front of volume is: Eighty-two Original Drawings for "More Nonsense" : and Part of a "Nonsense" Alphabet : also Ten unpublished "Nonsense" Drawings.Volume (21 x 30 cm.) bound in red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. In a tray case (22 cm.).