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The Fizzgiggious Fish’s Ancestor

British Library, Harley MS 624: From Edward Lear, More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes Botany &c. (1872), “Twenty-Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures:” The fizzgiggious Fish, who always walked about upon Stilts, because he had no legs. Advertisements

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Edward Lear, Congo Finches

Edward Lear, Congo Finches, Africa. Pencil sketch,  heightened with watercolour, on paper. Signed, 235 x 189mm., [c.1825-30]. Bonhams.

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Another Edward Lear Letter to Mrs Hankey

Edward Lear:  Autograph letter addressed to Mrs. Hankey, from Rendcomb Park, Cirencester, dated Sept. 1, 1872, 3pp. 8vo., written at speed in his characteristic hand, linking many of the words, concerning commissions for drawings, his movements and an account of a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s The Little Mouse: An Unpublished Poem

This poem does not appear in The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense; Vivien Noakes mentioned it in a note to “The Uncareful Cow, who walked about” on p. 515, but obviously considered this sketch too rough to be published, and she was probably right, as … Continue reading

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Il seseseserpente

Il Sole 24 ore, 5 March 2017.

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Matticchiate: Il Pandalone

Il Sole 24 ore, 6 November 2016.

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Matticchiate: Il tasso Torquato

Il Sole 24 ore, 11 Decembere 2016.

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