By Edward Lear
London   Routledge, Warne, and Routledge
8.5" by 5.5" 1-111pp
An early edition of artist and illustrator Edward Lear's popular work of 'literary nonsense'.
By Edward Lear

1862 A Book of Nonsense

London   Routledge, Warne, and Routledge
8.5" by 5.5" 1-111pp
An early edition of artist and illustrator Edward Lear's popular work of 'literary nonsense'.
£75.00
: 0.5kgs / : 854F9

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Description

Illustrated

Lacking the title page.

With a humorous illustration to each of the one-hundred and eleven leaves that make up this work.

First published in 1846, Lear's volume of limerick's helped to define and popularise the genre of nonsense.

Lear wrote and illustrated a wide range of poems, songs and short stories, many of which conform to his nonsense style that gained him notoriety.

Undated; dated 1862 via dedication leaf and pagination. Several editions were published in this year, the earliest being the third edition, and the latest being the eighth.

The third, fourth and fifth editions match the pagination of this volume, though it is impossible to identify which of these editions this copy is.

Condition

Rebound in cloth. Bumping to spine head and tail, with losses of cloth in these regions. Marks to boards. Joints starting, with boards slightly tender. Hinges reinforced. Internally, generally firmly bound. Lacking title page. Dedication leaf and final text leaf laid down. Pages bright and generally clean, with instances of handling marks.

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