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A Note to Miss Cobden

Edward Lear appears to have met “a Rev. Mr. & Miss Cobden” at Emma Parkyns’s in 1859.  Villa Emily San Remo 15.March.1881 Dear Miss Cobden, I had to send an answer to your note very hurriedly, – not wishing to … Continue reading

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A Few More Lear Family Portraits

[I prepared this post together with the one on the portrait of nine-year-old Edward Lear by his sister Ann over three years ago, but then inexplicably forgot to post it; like the previous one it is mostly based on material from the … Continue reading

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A Note to John Newbott from Edward Lear

International Autograph Auctions have a note written by Edward Lear on 8 February to a collegue in Rome, introducing Gussie Bethell: LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist, Illustrator and Poet. Brief A.L.S., Edward Lear, one page, small 8vo, Nice, 8th February 1865, to Newbolt. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear: Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots” is a review of Robert McCracken Peck’s recent The Natural History of Edward Lear; Ben Westwood’s “Lear and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nave of Arundel Church

“Nave of Arundel Church,” from M.A. Tierney, The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. And W. Nicol, 1834. Volume 2, facing p. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Arabian Nights

Bloomsbury: Four volumes of “The Arabian Nights’s Entertainments”, all owned by Edward Lear, bound in original cloth and with black gilt morocco lettered titles to spines. All signed in ink on the title pages “Edward Lear, Sanremo” with additional pen … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Edward Lear

Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, … Continue reading

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