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Creator:
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, author, illustrator.
Title(s):

Book of nonsense.

Published/Created:
[London] : Published Feb. 10, 1846, by Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket, [1846]
Physical Description:
2 volumes ([74] leaves) : illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6110 N6 L4
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Originally published in two parts, each part with identical illustrated title pages. The same illustration is used on the cover title to each part, where the title is additionally printed in white and followed by a statement of responsibility "By Derry Down Derry."
The original parts issued in illustrated drab paper covers, red linen backs and yellow endpapers.
Field, W.B.O. Edward Lear on my shelves (Munich, 1930), p. 125-126
Schiller, J.G. Census of the 1846 first edition (In his Nonsensus, p. 117-119)
Ray, G.N. Illustrator and the book in England, 92
BAC: British Art Center copy is entry no. 19 in Schiller's Census of the 1846 first edition. Leaves are not in the order described by Field. Comprises two illustrated title leaves and 61 leaves of limericks. Lacking: There was an old man of the Hague, There was an old man of Kilkenny, There was a young lady of Bute, There was an old person of Chester, There was an old man of Coblenz, There was a young lady whose eyes, There was an old man of Leghorn, There was an old man of Peru, who watched his wife making a stew, There was an old man of Kamschatka, There was a young lady of Sweden, There was an old man of the south, and There was an old man of Calcutta.
BAC: British Art Center copy in two volumes, in original illustrated boards. Inscribed: "Ellinor, Charlotte, Susan, Ghita, and Edmund Hornby, from their affectionate cousin R.A.H."
BEIN Ip L477 846B: Imperfect copy, comprising cover-title of Part 1, and 43 plates, including the title pages (which have a shorter title). Armorial bookplate: Kerr.
Illustrated limericks, by Edward Lear; lithographed throughout. The copy described by Field comprises the two illustrated title leaves and 70 illustrated leaves of verse. Schiller (p. 117) describes 72 probable illustrated leaves of verse (in addition to the title leaves).
Subject Terms:
Hornby, Charlotte Louisa Jane, b. 1836 -- Presentation inscription from R. A. H.
Hornby, Edmund Geoffrey Stanley, b. 1839 -- Presentation inscription from R. A. H.
Hornby, Ellinor Georgina Catherine, 1834-1910 -- Presentation inscription from R. A. H.
Hornby, Gertrude Mary Augusta, b. 1842 -- Presentation inscription from R. A. H.
Hornby, R. A. -- Pres. insc. to Ellinor, Charlotte, Susan, Ghita, and Edmund Hornby.
Hornby, Victoria Susan, 1837-1906 -- Presentation inscription from R. A. H.
Kerr, John Manners -- Bookplate.
Nonsense verses, English.
Form/Genre:
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Limericks.
Lithographs -- 1846.
Contributors:
McLean, T. (Thomas), publisher.
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