London: Robert John Bush, 1877.
English artist, poet and musician, Edward Lear (1821 -1888) had written his first Book of Nonsense for the children of his patron the Earl of Derby in 1845. "Laughable Lyrics", the fourth nonsense book, and ‘last but not least’ (Muir, p. 147) ‘included some of the best manifestations of Lear’s rhythmic gifts and his flair for the invention of words…’ (Thwaite, p. 127). ‘His work… provides an almost unique example of the perfectly matched text and picture… it was due to him that entertainment bulked larger than instruction in the late Victorian children’s book’ (Bland, p. 256).Item #1623
Square octavo; original maroon cloth, rebacked, recased, head of spine restored.
Price (AUD): $500.00 other currencies