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Peter Newell, A Game of Croquet without Rules

Harper’s Young People, June 30, 1885.

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The Akond Illustrated

Several months ago Amit Sheokand sent me the image below, showing manuscript illustrations for Edward Lear’s The Akond of Swat: It is from a diary by oneĀ Ellen Burchett and has autographs by various people from 1923-1930. Amit, whowould like more … Continue reading

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Something to Read

I do not have much time for posting at the moment, but here are a few recent items that might be of interest: Peter Byrne has an interesting article on “Edward Lear of the Disappearing Nose” at Swans.com A short … Continue reading

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More Naps

Here is another colour full page of The Naps of Polly Sleepyhead by Peter Newell; for 8 April 1906.

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Jimmy Swinnerton’s Mother Goose

The early comics supplements in American newspapers often used traditional nonsense and nursery rhymes to fill their pages. Here is an example of an updated version of Mother Goose rhymes by one of the pioneers of comics, Jimmy Swinnerton; it … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Album to be Auctioned

A previously unknown, at least to me, album of early Edward Lear drawings has emerged and will be auctioned on 23 June. The description is not clear on how many of the drawings are Lear’s, it simply states that it … Continue reading

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Peter Newell: At School

Johnny broke the rule to-day by fighting with his brother Then his teacher, strange to say, straightway broke another. Harper’s Young People, vol 15, issue 735, 28 November 1893, p. 72.

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Peter Newell: A Careful Mother

“Good -morning, Mistress Nanny Goat, The kids quite well appear.” “The kids, sit? I would have you note I’ll have no slang in here.” Harper’s Young People, vol 15, issue 742, 16 January 1894, p. 208.

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Gustave Verbeek: The Chicken Girl

Hartmann, Sadakichi. A History of American Art. Boston: L.C. Page, vol. 2, p. 129.

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Gustave Verbeek: The Boy, the Snowball, and the Cat

Harper’s Magazine, vol. 94, issue 562, March 1897, p. 655.

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