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Title
Book of nonsense
Names
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 (Author)
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 (Artist)
Evetts, Deborah (Binder)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1850 - 1859 (Approximate)
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1850 99-37
Topics
Limericks
Limericks, Juvenile
English wit and humor
Genres
Books
Poetry
Drawings
Notes
Content: The drawing on leaf [1] reproduces the illustrated t.p. of the first ed. of the Book of nonsense, except for the book's imprint, which read: Published Feb. 10, 1846 by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket [London]. Statement of responsibility from label on spine.
Content: Each drawing accompanied by a limerick in the artist's holograph.
Content: Probably executed in the early 1850s for the children of Edmund Law Lushington. Cf. article by Nancy Finlay in Biblion, v. 7, no. 1 (fall 1998), p. 5-19 (includes reproductions of 7 of the drawings and the binding).
Physical Description
Ink drawings
Extent: 1 v. (46 drawings on [46] leaves : brown ink) ; 15 x 22 cm ; 5 5/8 x 16 1/2
Binding: Ochre morocco, black-stamped, by Deborah Evetts; image of a Lear bird on both boards.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 13.02.304
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14385861
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 23034810-6285-0130-3af8-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1812: Creator Born
  • 1850: Created (Approximate)
  • 1888: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Book of nonsense" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850 - 1859. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4a58d720-7220-0130-a2f6-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Book of nonsense" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 18, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4a58d720-7220-0130-a2f6-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1850 - 1859). Book of nonsense Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/4a58d720-7220-0130-a2f6-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Book of nonsense