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Edward Lear, Letter to Montgomery and Picture Letter

Edward Lear, Autograph letter signed to “My dear Montgomery”, reading “I am just about to pack and send off your two drawings of Athens – after all without any ‘howls’ – large or small. But I have to thank you … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1878)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso, Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed and dated: Monte Generoso / 5. August 1878/ 2-4 pm./ (& 6th 10-11.30/am) and further inscribed with colour notes. 380 by 542 mm Monte Generoso is situated on the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Syra, Greece (1856)

Edward Lear, Syra, Greece. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed and dated lower left: Syra. Octr 4 1856, further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes. 301 by 500 mm. Edward Lear travelled extensively throughout Greece in the 1850s and 1860s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Helicon and Lake Capais from the Moutains above Kokhino on the Way to Thebes

Edward Lear, Helicon and Lake Capais from the Moutains above Kokhino on the Way to Thebes. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed with the title and the artist’s colour notes. Lear drew this watercolour during his first … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Copy of Colenso’s Ten Weeks in Natal

On John William Colenso. The Saleroom.

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Cuthbert Bede’s Limericks

BEDE, Cuthbert, pseud. (Edward Bradley) & HOW, William Walsham, Bishop of Wakefield. (A Collection of 24 Manuscript Limericks, each with an original ink illustration by Cuthbert Bede.) 4to. [1846] Full red roan, blind borders; rather rubbed. The volume contains a note … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, An Unpublished Letter

The letter below was probably addressed to Charles Marcus Church‘s brother when Edward Lear got back to England after a long period abroad. Lear and Church had travelled in Greece in 1848 (see Edward Lear’s Grecian Travels) and Church had … Continue reading

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