Home >> Carr >> Poetry >>

Edward Lear

This small book of the nonsense songs of Edward Lear (1812-1888) was first published in May 1988, after the History of the QTP in 1987. It is somewhat unusual in that it is dated.

(Last updated on 16/2/2021)

SBP-LEA1: First edition

Title: Edward Lear, 1812-88 Author, Artist

Publisher: J.L. Carr Publisher, 27 Mill Dale Road, Kettering

Year: May 1988

ISBN: None

Size: 128 x 94 mm

Pages: 16

Staples: two

Binding: white printed glossy card covers

Paper: white

Editor: (J.L. Carr)

Cover artist: Edward Lear (or Carr in the style of Lear)

Internal illustrations: seven by Edward Lear

Number in series: 85

Colophon: none

Telephone number: none given

Printing history:

Number of other titles listed: 84

Printed by: none stated

Content: Poems: By way of preface; Incidents in the life of my Uncle Arly; The owl and the pussy-cat; The dong with a luminous nose; The Jumblies. Rear cover: a short biography in Carr's hand, quotations from a letter by Lear, and from T.S. Eliot.

Image of book

Rear and front covers (click to enlarge)

Image of book

Inside rear cover (click to enlarge)

Notes: This is dated May 1988 and numbered 85, with late impressions of six other small books: Hopkins, Milton, Vaughan, Bunyan, The Devil's Dictionary and The Dictionary of Parsons