London: Royal Academy of Arts published in association with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . Hardcover. Although best known today for his Nonsense rhymes and verse, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a fine and prolific artist of landscapes, natural history, and travel scenes. This catalogue of the exhibit of Lear's work held at the Royal Academy in 1985 brings together for the first time on this scale the full range of this highly talented artist's work (from the publisher). In addition to the many illustrations, the catalogue includes three introductory essays, a chronology, and bibliography of his Nonsense books and of his ornithological work. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. In a red dust jacket with title to spine and cover. A few nicks and small tear along edge of jacket but very good. The bound volume is in fine condition. Large quarto. 216 pages. BOB/103116. Fine / Very Good.
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East Hampton NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, . One of 450 copies. This is a catalog for an exhibit of Mark Strand's art held in 2005 at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. Mark Strand (1934-2014) is one of the renowned poets of his generation, but originally studied painting in college. His twelve paintings in this exhibition "are made almost entirely of words, handwritten in a mildly feversih blank cursive" (from Graham's introduction). In grey paper wrappers with title to front cover. In fine condition. 25 pages. ART/020116. Fine.