The Akond Illustrated

Several months ago Amit Sheokand sent me the image below, showing manuscript illustrations for Edward Lear’s The Akond of Swat:

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It is from a diary by one Ellen Burchett and has autographs by various people from 1923-1930. Amit, whowould like more information on the person or her family, says this is the only Lear-related material in the diary.

More on the “Akond of Swat:”
The Akond of Swat and the Ghazal.
The Ladies and Scott, a parody.
Video based on Ken Nordine’s version of the poem.

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