20 Edward Lear's Nonsense Cards

£8.99
ITEM CODE: 25453
The British Library
Delightful cards for sending a loved one a fillip or dashing off a light-hearted note: showcasing illustrations from the anarchic art and imagination ...
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The British Library
Delightful cards for sending a loved one a fillip or dashing off a light-hearted note: showcasing illustrations from the anarchic art and imagination of much-loved English author and artist Edward Lear (1812-88). Reproducing original illustrations from his ‘A Book of Nonsense’, c.1885 and 'Nonsense Botany, and Nonsense Alphabets', 1889, which popularised the artform of very silly limericks and imaginary plant forms. Illustrations include ‘The Perpendicular Purple Polly’, the ‘Young Lady of Ryde’, ‘Manypeeplia Upsidownia’ and ‘Tigerlilia Terribilis’. The original books are now a treasured part of the collection of the British Library.
Size & Additional Information
4 designs, blank inside
15 x 10cm
Envelopes included
Printed in Great Britain
Packed in a compostable bag. Requires industrial composting: please add to your food or garden waste bin (subject to your local refuse collection policies)
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