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Lot 109: LEAR, EDWARD. A BOOK OF NONSENSE, 1846 (2 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 parts in 2 volumes, oblong 8vo (141 x 206mm.), FIRST EDITION, lithographed titles and 72 lithographed plates by Lear, contemporary backed boards (volume 1 in brown cloth, volume 2 in red roan) with upper wrappers of each volume laid down onto upper boards, collector's green morocco back folding box and chemises by The Chelsea Bindery, some wear to boards, chip to lower portion of spine and lower edge of upper board of volume 2, title page to volume 1 trimmed, some hinges split, some spotting and browning throughout
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Osborne I, p.69; see Schiller Nonsensus (unrecorded)