Oblong small quarto. 14ff. manuscript album of fifteen illustrated, nonsensical limericks after Edward Lear, featuring comical characters, like the Old Man from the Cape and his Barbary ape. The illustrations are just as diverting as the verse, populated with wide-eyed creatures and caricatures of monstrous men. The images and text have been copied almost exactly from Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense, hand-drawn and written in black ink on one side of the page only. Lear is credited with popularizing this humorous poetic form. In nondescript gray wrappers. Spine is rubbed and slightly split, else a fine homage by a talented follower of Lear's work. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Book of Nonsense Imitation
Publication Date: 1870
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