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Lear, Edward, 1812–1888

Book of nonsense ...

[London, T. McLean, 1856]
Physical Description:
73 leaves. ill. 14 x 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6110 N6 L4 1856
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Copyright Status:
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Title-page and printed cover cropped at bottom, eliminating imprint. Probably a variant of the 2d ed. published in London in 1856 by Thomas McLean.
The verses accompanying the illustrations of "There was an old man of the West, who wore a pale plum-coloured vest" and "There was an old man of the West, who never could get any rest" have been reversed; other variants as cited by W. B. O. Field in Edward Lear on my shelves, 1933, p. 131-132.
On several leaves the text has been retouched on the lithographic stone.
Printed cover bound in at front with title: A book of nonsense. By Derry Down Derry ... ; the word "To" is printed in black to the right of the first line of the title.
Illustrations by the author.
Subject Terms:
McLean, T. -- Publisher.
Nonsense verses, English.
Lithotints -- 1846.
Lithographs -- 1846.

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