The Jumblies [Miniature Book]

[Shaker Heights, Ohio]: Wind & Harlot, 1991. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 52 of 74 copies, miniature book, [30] pp. Fine. Item #19121103

Edward Lear (1812-1888), although being an artist and illustrator himself, is remembered mostly today for his nonsensical works, particularly his limericks. One of the most recognizable of these is "The Owl and the Pussycat", who "dined on mince and slices of quince, [w]hich they ate with a runcible spoon..."

"The Jumblies" was the first poem in Lear's "Book of Nonsense", published in 1846, and has delighted generations with its nonsensical story of the jumblies whose "heads are green & their hands are blue...."

This wonderful miniature book was printed letterpress by Robert Baris of the Wind & Harlot press, with the illustrations hand-coloured by his wife, Bonnie Baris.

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full green paper over boards, white paper spine label with black lettering, marbled endpapers, title page and an additional six full-page illustrations hand-coloured by Bonnie Baris, limited edition of 74 copies, this no. 52; miniature book (2 15/16" by 2 3/16"), unpaginated with [30] pages.

___CONDITION: Fine; the boards clean and free of wear, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean and as new.

___CITATION: Bradbury, Wind & Harlot no. 10.

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Price: $300.00