London, South Kensington
8 June 2004
BURNE-JONES, Sir Edward Coley (1833-1898). Autograph letter signed ('Mr Burne-Jones') to an unidentified correspondent ('My dear Dolly'), The Grange, West Kensington, n.d., including THREE DRAWINGS IN PEN AND INK SHOWING AN EGG, A CHICK AND A COCKEREL, 4 pages, 8vo, on a bifolium (discolouration to upper margin of pp.2 & 3, and to upper half of final page, affecting drawing of cockerel).
A charming illustrated letter to a child. 'I had an egg for breakfast this morning -- Phil ... had two eggs because he is only ½ as big as I am. I am very sorry Gertie's bird is dead -- I like stuffed birds best because they don't die', and concluding with a drawing of the egg he ate, the chick it would have become if he hadn't eaten it, and the fine cockerel it would have grown into a year later.
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