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Nonsense songs, stories, botany and alphabets

Book
1875
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Illustrated book of verses in a soft binding, dark red cloth gilt-stamped with a central image of the owl and pussycat in an oval vignette surrounded by book title and corner decorations.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleNonsense songs, stories, botany and alphabets (published title)
Materials and techniques
Letterpress with wood-engraved illustrations, printing ink on paper in soft cloth binding, gilt stamped, later rebound into a hardback case binding.
Brief description
Book, 'Nonsense songs, stories, botany, and alphabets', by Edward Lear. Published in London by R.J. Bush, 1875. NAL Pressmark 60.W.145.
Physical description
Illustrated book of verses in a soft binding, dark red cloth gilt-stamped with a central image of the owl and pussycat in an oval vignette surrounded by book title and corner decorations.
Dimensions
  • Length: 209mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
  • Width: 179mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
  • Depth: 33mm (closed)
Open dimensions approx: D:209 x W:330 x H: 130mm - no upstand
Other numbers
  • L.3933-1959 - NAL accession number
  • 60.W.145 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library number
38041800389298

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Record createdJune 8, 2021
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