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Nonsense verses, English, 1848; Edward Lear (1812-1888); Manuscript Alphabet Book, made for the children of the family at Tabley House in Cheshire, England. Illustrated: 'A' is for Ass. Courtesy: Heinrich Gmeiner, equusasinus.blogspot.com Amicus Asini.

Nonsense verses, English, 1848; Edward Lear (1812-1888); Manuscript Alphabet Book, made for the children of the family at Tabley House in Cheshire, England. Illustrated: 'A' is for Ass. Courtesy: Heinrich Gmeiner, equusasinus.blogspot.com Amicus Asini.

An illustration from "A Book of Nonsense," illustrated by Edward Lear.  The first edition was published by Thomas McLean on 10 February 1846. There were altogether seventy-two limericks in two volumes selling at 3s 6d each.

An illustration from "A Book of Nonsense," illustrated by Edward Lear. The first edition was published by Thomas McLean on 10 February There were altogether seventy-two limericks in two volumes selling at each.

There was an old man on the border,  Who lived in the utmost disorder;  He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat,  Which vexed all the folks on the border.    Edward Lear, from More nonsense, pictures, rhymes, botany, etc. London, 1872.

Edward Lear - There was an old man on the border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the border.

From the 1894 A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear. cartoon of cruel man cooking mice in gruel pot dropping in from on high

Public Domain images 110 cartoon of cruel man cooking mice in gruel pot dropping in from on high public domain

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Illustrated nonsense verse by Edward Lear Prints available.

Edward Lear, “A” from Autograph Manuscript For a Pictorial Nonsense Alphabet, c.1857, pen and ink

beardbriarandrose: “Edward Lear, “A” from Autograph Manuscript For a Pictorial Nonsense Alphabet, pen and ink ”

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