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Later Letters of Edward Lear (to Canon Selwyn)

‘I DARE say you know my name: I once brought out the “Book of Nonsense,”‘ said the elderly gentleman wearing an eye-shade, as he sat under a shaded lamp in his solitary corner of the salle-à-manger of Dr. Pasta’s Hotel … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Oxford University Press has announced the publication of the book collecting the 2012 bicentenary essays, it will (probably) appear in August and will have 400 pages! Meanwhile, Bonhams is selling a collection of approximately 8,000 letters addressed to Lady Frances, Countess Waldegrave and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Letters to Ellen Rawson & Daughter

This is part of a collection of 11 letters Edward Lear wrote to Mrs. Ellen Rawsom and her daughter Constance which were sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 2013. Does anyone know where they ended up? The catalogue description: SERIES … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta

I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared. Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Another Letter to Vincent (with Self-Caricature)

Edward Lear, ‘I am just 60, & like this’ a fine self-caricature of the aged Edward Lear, soon after completing “the biggest Watercol: drawing I ever been & did”. The recipient, Spencer Vincent (1825-1889), was himself an accomplished amateur artist; a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Letter to Spencer Vincent and his Dog

Edward Lear: Two autograph letters signed (“Edward Lear”), to Spencer Vincent (“Dear Vincent”) and his dog (“Dear Fan”), the letter to the human containing a full-page picture of food for the dog to contemplate, with each morsel captioned (“…A. a noblong … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and his Garden

The last page of a letter from San Remo, by Edward Lear; from the George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum autograph collection at Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

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