The Book of Nonsense to which is added More Nonsense by Edward Lear: With all the Original Pictures and Verses
Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a British author, poet, and illustrator best known for his "nonsense" poetry collected with his original illustrations in this edition. In addition to his importance in the study of Victorian and children's literature and culture, Lear is also of interest to the study of gay and lesbian literary and cultural history. Lear's most tormented and significant relationship was with life-long friend Frankllin Lushington who did not return his romantic feelings. Lear's poetry and illustrations are significant for their humour, social satire, and their influence on illustrated children's literature since the nineteenth century.
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Edition: Copyright Edition
Date Published: 1914
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 22 cm x 26.5 cm. Green Cloth binding with Black impressing featuring illustrations, and a short poem by author. Some wearing on the extremes of the spine as well as the corners of the boards. Front and back endpapers torn at gutter position. Some staining on back endpapers.