Small picture book No.32
First published in August 1952. This second impression June 1953. Sold at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Printed in Great Britain.
Only 1 left in stock
This book reproduces a comic alphabet and a selection from 16 comic birds by Edward lear, now in the Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The drawings were done in 1880 and given by the artist to Charles Geffrard Pirouet, as a small boy remaining for many years mounted in a rag book in the possession of Mrs Pirouet who by a later marriage became Mrs Agnes A. Corbyn.
Most of Lear’s surviving Nonsense Drawings have found their way to the United States. The existence of the present drawings was not suspected until 1951 when they appeared in the saleroom. they were promptly acquired for the Museum and are the first examples of Lear’s humourous art to find a place in any British national collection.
Covers are a little discoloured with wear at both ends of the spine. Some colour removed as shown when a light pencil mark was reased. Inside pages are perfect and without damage. Rear cover has a liquid spillage stain.
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