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Lot 50: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) LEAR, EDWARD. Group of 3 Nonsense Books.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) LEAR, EDWARD. Group of 3 Nonsense Books. 4to, publisher's cloth, condition varies, see notes below. London, vd
Notes: Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets. Half-title, plates and text illustrations. Edges and corners worn; few gatherings loose, ownership signature on front pastedown. First appearance in England of "The Owl and the Pussycat." Noakes 82a. 1871 * Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c. Half-title, plates and text illustrations. Spine faded and tips repaired; hinges mended, ownership inscription to flyleaf. First edition. Noakes 87b. 1877 * A Book of Nonsense. Frontispiece, title, and color plates all printed on one side only. Corners and spine tips rubbed, scattered soiling; ownership inscription on prelim leaf. Nd.