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Lot 438

Letters.- Lear (Edward) Autograph letter to Lady Wyatt, together 7pp., 8vo, Pervillium Otel [Pavilion Hotel], Phoaxtn [Folkestone], 9th December 1869 & Maison Guichard, Cannes, 15th January 1870, referring to subscriptions for one of his books, asking her if she has received a copy of the book he has sent her [Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica], small pen and ink drawing of a dog and a pig facing each other, last f. margin torn torn and crudely repaired with tape slightly affecting a few letters, folds, aslightly browned (2).

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 Autograph Letters signed to Lady Wyatt, together 7pp., 8vo, Pervillium Otel [Pavilion Hotel], Phoaxtn [Folkestone], 9th December 1869 & Maison Guichârd, Cannes, 15th January 1870, referring to subscriptions for one of his books, "all who see the book seem delighted with it, & really hope it may be a success... I shall now write for 23 months to produce a work wh. will certainly give gt pleasure & instruction to a heap of people", asking her if "you have got my book & how you like it" [?Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica], reporting on his work, "I am hard at work on 2 5 feet pictures of Bavella & Valdoniello. No drawings sold, nor likely to be: nobody of the faintest taste at Cannes: Belgravia idlers - who make calls & go church daily", and a domestic disaster, "Took in all my winter stock of wine: shelves bust - 80 bottles simultaneously squashed", and with a small pen and ink drawing of a dog and a pig facing each other, last f. margin torn and crudely repaired with tape slightly affecting a few letters, folds, slightly browned (2).

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 Autograph Letters signed to Lady Wyatt, together 7pp., 8vo, Pervillium Otel [Pavilion Hotel], Phoaxtn [Folkestone], 9th December 1869 & Maison Guichârd, Cannes, 15th January 1870, referring to subscriptions for one of his books, "all who see the book seem delighted with it, & really hope it may be a success... I shall now write for 23 months to produce a work wh. will certainly give gt pleasure & instruction to a heap of people", asking her if "you have got my book & how you like it" [?Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica], reporting on his work, "I am hard at work on 2 5 feet pictures of Bavella & Valdoniello. No drawings sold, nor likely to be: nobody of the faintest taste at Cannes: Belgravia idlers - who make calls & go church daily", and a domestic disaster, "Took in all my winter stock of wine: shelves bust - 80 bottles simultaneously squashed", and with a small pen and ink drawing of a dog and a pig facing each other, last f. margin torn and crudely repaired with tape slightly affecting a few letters, folds, slightly browned (2).

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