EDWARD LEAR’S COMPLETE NONSENSE
First Thus (Later printing)
The Folio Society [London]
8vo (288 pages; with Lear’s own illustrations, hand-coloured by Richard Beards)
Hardcover (in Slip Case) [Red pictorial cloth]
Item Number: 202851
This is a virtually mint copy of the Folio Society’s beautiful edition, as issued, slipcased, without a dust jacket. The titles collected in this delightful volume were first published as: A BOOK OF NONSENSE (1846); BOTANY AND ALPHABETS (1871); MORE NONSENSE PICTURES, RHYMES, BOTANY, ETC. (1872); LAUGHABLE LYRICS: A Fourth Book of Nonsense, Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. (1877); and NONSENSE SONGS AND STORIES (1985).