. With added sheets at end to form an album, containing three ink-wash sketches on two leaves of a duck and her young, a rabbit, and a goat and her young; and six hand-colored oval portrait etchings of children, these last sheets watermarked "Smith & Meynier Fiume." Contemporary half roan, marbled boards (spine mostly perished); modern red quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Ida Nea Shakespear (signature on flyleaf); sold Sotheby's London, 20 April 1971, lot 543. " /> LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Autograph manuscript for a pictorial nonsense alphabet, ca 1857. 26 separate leaves for each letter of the alphabet, each with large letter in ink at head, a pen-and-ink drawing at center and a quatrain with envoi at foot. <I>Folio, written on blue paper with watermarks "Joynson" or crowned oval with Poseidon at center, each sheet with contemporary linen backing</I>. With added sheets at end to form an album, containing three ink-wash sketches on two leaves of a duck and her young, a rabbit, and a goat and her young; and six hand-colored oval portrait etchings of children, these last sheets watermarked "Smith & Meynier Fiume." Contemporary half roan, marbled boards (spine mostly perished); modern red quarter morocco folding case. <I>Provenance</I>: Ida Nea Shakespear (signature on flyleaf); sold Sotheby's London, 20 April 1971, lot 543. | Christie's