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A Lear Song: The Broom, The Shovel, The Poker, and the Tongs

Durnford, Mary

Published by The Four Winds Press, San Francisco, 1977
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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1/150. 8vo. 254pp. Gold lined half leather over green decorative paper boards, title in gold on spine. Includes b/w reproductions of the illustrations penned with the 'song.' As the editor state in the foreword, "The 'Songs' of Edward Lear- indeed, any literary manuscripts of his- have become very rare on the market, so it was most unusual luck that I managed to find one recently. It was published in his second 'Nonsense' book, entitled Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets, London, 1871. Lear was also the author of "The Owl" and "The Pussycat." A pocket on the rear endpaper contains an erratum and facsimile copies of both the original manuscript and his letter to Mrs. Henry Austin Bruce which include b/w reproductions of the illustrations penned with the 'song.' Minor shelf wear. Overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 22219

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Title: A Lear Song: The Broom, The Shovel, The ...

Publisher: The Four Winds Press, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited Edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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