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MR LEAR: A LIFE OF ART AND NONSENSE
Written by Jenny Uglow. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 1818940
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 2017. Fine condition.

Red cloth spine with gilt title. Pictorial paper boards with gilt title. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780571269549. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Light score mark to rear board.

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TAILS WITH A TWIST
No author listed. Illustrated by Edward Tennyson Reed.
Stock no. 1318180
Published by E. Arnold. Circa 1898. Good condition.

28 rhymes, 20 full page two colour illutrations. 'Pure unadulterated nonsense'! White boards, pictoral front cover. Cloth spine. 72 pages. Oblong format. Covers are grubby and worn. Front free-endpaper has been replaced, front joint was broken and has been repaired with white tape. Contents are grubby. A few pages have pieces torn from the margins (including the title-page). A reading copy.

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT AND OTHER NONSENSE POEMS
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Michael Hague.
Stock no. 1817621
Published by North South Books. 1st thus 1995. Fine condition.

Large format. Hague's cleverly detailed pictures, full of wit and visual puns, are the perfect complement to these classics of humorous verse. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1558584676.

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THE BOOK OF NONSENSE
Written by Roger Lancelyn Green. Illustrated by Charles Folkard.
Stock no. 2129067
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1958. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Nonsense verse, riddles and stories by many authors. Children's Illustrated Classics series. Beige/orange illustrated boards. 4 colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few tears/nicks, but minimal loss; top corner of front flap has been cut off. All plates present.

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THE OWL & THE PUSSY CAT & OTHER NONSENSE
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Owen Wood.
Stock no. 1815630
Published by Andre Deutsch. 1st 1978. Very good condition.

Large format. White glazed pictorial boards. Bright colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0233970185. Light damp stain to top of rear board. Boards a little grubby. Light crinkling to top edges of contents.

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TEAPOTS AND QUAILS AND OTHER NEW NONSENSES
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 2123967
Published by John Murray. 1st 1953. Very good condition.

Edited and introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. Previously unpublished verses found 65 years after Lear's death. Brown pictorial boards. B/w drawings to text. Spine faded. A few scuff marks and grubby marks to covers. Foxing.

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NONSENSE NONSENSE!
Written by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1814723
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1902. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial boards and endpapers. One of Robinson's rarest illustrated books. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Scattered foxing throughout and a few grubby marks.

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QUENTIN BLAKE'S NURSERY RHYME BOOK
Written by Quentin Blake. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1814627
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0224021443. Spine lightly browned. A few minor foxspots.

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THE STORY OF THE FOUR LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WENT ROUND THE WORLD
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Gillian Martin.
Stock no. 1507585
Published by Impact Books. 1st thus 1993. Almost very good condition.

The four children take with them a small cat to steer the boat, an elderly Quangle-Wangle to cook the dinner and a large kettle! Delightful nonsense. Glazed pictorial boards, bright colour illustrations. 11.25 x 7.75". Originally published in a limited edition by the Old Stile Press 1989. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine faded. Odd light scratch to covers. Front endpaper slightly grubby. Title underlined with black pen on title page and with pink pen on first text page.

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THE BOOK OF NONSENSE
Written by Roger Lancelyn Green. Illustrated by Charles Folkard.
Stock no. 1406623
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1965. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Nonsense verse, riddles and stories by many authors. Children's Illustrated Classics series. Beige/orange illustrated boards. 4 colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Slight bumping to spine and corners. Surface paper damage to both paste downs and to half title page. Numbers in ink to top of front endpaper. Foxing mainly to page margins and edge of text blocks. Dustwrapper is edge worn. Bottom edge of front panel and top edge of rear panel are ragged. Small label with number 828 on it to bottom of spine. Wrapper covered in plastic film which has been unevenly trimmed and is grubby.

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FIDDLESTICKS
Written by David Naylor. Illustrated by Ian Hassall.
Stock no. 1315461
Published by The Diamond Press Limited. 1st 1927. Very good condition.

Nonsense verse. Orange cloth, black titles and vignette to front cover. 118 pages. Full-page colour and two-tone text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers ever so slightly grubby. Prize plate to front endpaper. Foxing to contents. A few small page edge nicks.

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TEAPOTS AND QUAILS AND OTHER NEW NONSENSES
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 1314793
Published by John Murray. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Edited and introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. Previously unpublished verses found 65 years after Lear's death. Brown pictorial boards. B/w drawings to text. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers slightly foxed. A few light fingermarks to pages else contents clean. Dustwrapper is foxed and edge chipped with minimal loss and tape repairs on verso.

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