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A Book of Nonsense, by Derry Down Derry,
London, Thomas McLean, 1846, 1855.

A Book of Nonsense, new and enlarged edition,
London, Warne & Routledge, 1861. [local HTML]

Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets,
London, Robert Bush, 1871. [local HTML]

More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc.,
London, Robert Bush, 1872. [local HTML]

Laughable Lyrics. A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, & c.,
London, Robert Bush, 1877. [local HTML]

Nonsense Songs and Stories, ed. Sir Edward Strachey,
London, Frederick Warne, 1895. [Introduction]

Queery Leary Nonsense, ed. Lady Strachey,
London, Mills & Boon, 1911. [local HTML]

The Lear Coloured Bird Book for Children, foreword by J. St. Loe Strachey,
London, Mills & Boon, 1912.

The Complete Nonsense Book, ed. Lady Strachey,
New York, Duffield & Company, 1912.

Facsimile of a Nonsense Alphabet Drawn and Written by Edward Lear,
London, Frederick Warne, 1926.

The Lear Omnibus, ed. R.L. Mégroz,
London, T. Nelson, 1938.

Lear in Sicily, ed. Granville Proby,
London, Duckworth, 1939?. [local HTML]

The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, ed. Holbrook Jackson,
London, Faber & Faber, 1947.

A Nonsense Alphabet,
New York, Doubleday, 1952.

Teapots and Quails, ed. Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer,
London, John Murray, 1953.

A Drawing Book Alphabet,
Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard College Library, 1954.

Lear Alphabet ABC,
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1965.

Rhymes of Nonsense: An Alphabet,
London, Bertram Rota, 1968.

The New Vestments, drawings by Arnold Lobel,
London, Macmillan, 1971.

Ye Long Nite in ye Wonderfull Bedde,
Cambridge, Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1972.

St. Kiven and the Gentle Kathleen, ed. Donald Gallup,
New Haven, 1973.

A Book of Bosh, ed. Brian Alderson,
Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1975.

Lear in the Original, ed Herman W. Liebert,
New York, H.P. Kraus, 1975.

For Lovers of Birds, compiled by Vivien Noakes and Charles Lewsen,
London, Collins, 1978.

For Lovers of Cats, compiled by Vivien Noakes and Charles Lewsen,
London, Collins, 1978.

For Lovers of Flowers and Gardens, compiled by Vivien Noakes and Charles Lewsen,
London, Collins, 1978.

For Lovers of Food, compiled by Vivien Noakes and Charles Lewsen,
London, Collins, 1978.

Bosh and Nonsense,
London, Allen Lane, 1982.

The Tragical Life and Death of Caius Marius Esq.,
New York, Justin G. Schiller, 1983.

The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear, illustrated by John Vernon Lord,
New York, Harmony Books, 1984.

Nonsensus. Comparing the 1846, 1855 and 1861 printed texts of 116 Edward Lear limericks to their original manuscripts, compiled by Justin G. Schiller, with an introduction by V. Noakes,
Stroud, Catalpa Press, 1988.

A New Nonsense Alphabet, ed. Susan Hyman,
London, Bloomsbury, 1988.

The New Vestments, illustrated by DeLoss McGraw,
New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995.

The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense, edited by Vivien Noakes, London, Penguin, 2001.


Nonsensi, scelta e libera traduzione di Renato Bellabarba
Roma, G. Bardi , 1961.

Il libro dei nonsense, Italian translation by Carlo Izzo,
Torino, Einaudi, 1970.

Poesie senza senso, illustrate da Luciana Roselli
Torino, Einaudi, 1972.

Nonsense Poems/Poèmes sans sens, French translation by Henri Parisot,
Paris, Aubier-Flammarion, 1974.

I limericks di Edward Lear, nella versione di Ottavio Fatica; con uno scritto di Mario Praz
Roma, Theoria, 1994.


The Owl and the Pussycat (1956)
Halas and Batchelor ; producer, John Halas ; director, Brian Borthwick.
New York, NY : Phoenix Films, 1981.

The owl and the pussycat ; and, Little birds
Deborah Healy.
New York, NY : Texture Films, 1980.

The Owl and the Pussycat
filmmakers, Robin E. Crist and Teresa Drilling.
West Henrietta, NY : R.E. Crist, 1983.

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Zoological Illustrations

Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots,
London, R. Ackermann & E. Lear, 1832. [all plates at the Ewell Sale Stewart Library]

Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall, ed. E. Gray,
privately printed, 1846. [all Lear plates at the Ewell Sale Stewart Library]

Edward Lear and Knowsley,
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 1975.

The Birds of Edward Lear. A Selection of the Twelve Finest Plates of the Artist, ed. Adrian Thorpe,
London, The Ariel Press, 1975.

The Family of Parrots,
New York, American Museum of Natural History; San Francisco, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1997


The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated, ed. E.T. Bennet, vol. II, 1831.

John Gould, A Century of Birds from the Himalayan Mountains,
London, 1831.

Sir William Jardine & Prideaux John Selby, Illustrations of British Ornithology, vols III & IV, London, 1834.

John Gould, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans,
London, 1834.

The Transactions of the Zoological Society, vol. I, London, 1835.

Thomas Bell, A Monograph of the Testudinata, London, 1832-1836. [CD-ROM facsimile edition, Octavo, 1999; for introductory matter visit their site]

Thomas Bell, A History of British Quadrupeds, London, 1837.

John Gould, Birds of Europe, London, 1837.

T.C. Eyton, A Monograph of the Anatidae, or Duck Tribe, London, 1838.

The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage, London, 1839.

The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle, ed. Charles Darwin, London, 1841.

The Naturalists Library, ed. Sir William Jardine, vols. IX & XVIII, London, 1843.

G.R. Gray, The Genera of Birds, vol. II, London, 1849.

James de Carle Sowerby, Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles, London, Henry Sotheran, Joseph Baer & co, 1872 [reprinted Sowerby & Lear's Tortoises, terrapins, and turtles / with a new introduction by Ernest E. Williams, Athens, Ohio, Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 1970].

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Journals and Travel

Views in Rome and Its Environs,
London, Thomas McLean, 1841.

Illustrated Excursions in Italy,
London, Thomas McLean, 1846.

Journals of a Landscape Painter in Greece and Albania, & c.,
London, Richard Bentley, 1851.

Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, & c.,
London, Richard Bentley, 1852.

Views in the Seven Ionian Isles,
London, privately printed, 1863.

Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica,
London, Robert Bush, 1870.

Journals: A Selection, ed. H. van Tal,
London, Arthur Barker, 1952.

Indian Journal, ed. Ray Murphy,
London, Jarrolds, 1953.

Edward Lear in Southern Italy, introduction by Peter Quennell,
London, William Kimber, 1964.

Edward Lear in Greece, introduction by Peter Quennell,
London, William Kimber, 1965.

Lear's Corfu, introduction by Lawrence Durrell,
Corfy, Corfu Travel, 1965

Edward Lear in Corsica, introduction by Peter Quennell,
London, William Kimber, 1966.

The Cretan Journal, edited by Rowena Fowler,
Athens, Denise Harvey & Company, 1984.

Edward Lear in the Levant. Travels in Albania, Greece and Turkey in Europe, 1848-1849, compiled and edited by Susan Hyman,
London, John Murray, 1988.


Diario di un viaggio a piedi; Reggio Calabria e la sua provincia; 25 luglio-5 settembre 1847,
Reggio Calabria, Parallelo 38, 1973, 1976.

Viaggio illustrato nei tre Abruzzi : 1843-1844,
Sulmona, Tipografia Labor, 1974.

Viaggio in Basilicata (1847), traduzione di Vincenzo Pepe
Venosa, Osanna Venosa, 1984.

Diari di viaggio in Calabria e nel Regno di Napoli, traduzione di Giuseppe Isnardi; a cura di Graziella Cappello; postfazione di Margherita Isnardi Parente
Roma, Editori Riuniti, 1992.

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Letters of Edward Lear, ed. Lady Strachey,
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1907.

Later Letters of Edward Lear, ed. Lady Strachey,
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1911.

Selected Letters, ed. Vivien Noakes,
Oxford, Oford University Press, 1988.


Paesaggi mediterranei; lettere 1833-1858, a cura di Graziella Cappello
Milano, Archinto, 1990.

Lettere dall'Italia 1837-1887,
Catanzaro, Abramo, 1991.

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Tennyson Music and Illustrations

Poems and Songs by Alfred Tennyson, set to music and inscribed to Mrs Alfred Tennyson by Edward Lear,
London, Cramer, Beale & Co., 1853.
Includes four settings: 'Edward Gray', 'A Farewell', 'Tears, Idle Tears', and 'Sweet and Low'.

Poems and Songs by Alfred Tennyson, set to music and inscribed to Mrs Alfred Tennyson by Edward Lear,
London, Cramer, Beale & Co., 1859.
Reprints the first four settings and adds five new ones: 'Home They Brought her Warrior Dead', As through the Land at Eve We Went', 'Come Not When I am Dead', 'O Let the Solid Ground not Fail', and 'The Time Draws Near'.

Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Illustrated by Edward Lear,
Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1889.

Edward Lear's Tennyson, with and Introduction and commentary by Ruth Pitman,
Manchester-New York, Carcanet, 1988.

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