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Lot 435

Letters.- Lear (Edward) Autograph Letter to Charles Church, 3pp., folio, Preveza, 10th November 1848, to his travelling companion in Albania and Greece, sketches, monasteries, his servant Giorgio etc.; and a shaken and worn copy of Lear's "Journal of a Landscape painter in Albania & Illyria", 20 lithographed plates, foxed and browned, 1851, folio & 8vo (2).

Hammer Price: £2,200

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) Long Autograph Letter signed to Charles Church, 3pp., folio, Prévyza [Preveza, Greece], 10th November 1848, to his travelling companion in Albania and Greece, "O you vagabond... you been arunning about Mashydonia & Epirus, & I not able to catch you? However I hope still to find you obligd to come into Quarantine before I get out of it [in Santa Maura]", reminding him of their plan to travel independently, "I long to see what sketches you have made. As for me - I have got 219 - bad & good... I could not hold a pencil for cold when at Janina [Ioannina]", and monasteries in Albania/Greece and elsewhere he has visited, "Resnè [Resen], Ochrida (charming), Tiranna, Scutari, asking Church if he can travel to Egypt and Sinai and his servant Giorgio Kokali [Lear's servant for twenty-five years, d. August 1883], "I have been most fortunate in my man Giorgio... had no fault to find with him in 2 months, his health, money etc., folds, slightly creased and browned; and a copy of Lear's Journal of a landscape Painter in Albania and Illyria, 20 tinted lithographed plates, foxed and browned, contents shaken and working loose, original blind-stamped cloth, edges rubbed, corners bumped, gilt spine, chipped at head with loss, 1851, folio & 8vo (2).

A fine letter chronicling Lear's travels in Albania and Greece with his friend Charles Church.

There is "luxury and inconvenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other." - Edward Lear on Albania.

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) Long Autograph Letter signed to Charles Church, 3pp., folio, Prévyza [Preveza, Greece], 10th November 1848, to his travelling companion in Albania and Greece, "O you vagabond... you been arunning about Mashydonia & Epirus, & I not able to catch you? However I hope still to find you obligd to come into Quarantine before I get out of it [in Santa Maura]", reminding him of their plan to travel independently, "I long to see what sketches you have made. As for me - I have got 219 - bad & good... I could not hold a pencil for cold when at Janina [Ioannina]", and monasteries in Albania/Greece and elsewhere he has visited, "Resnè [Resen], Ochrida (charming), Tiranna, Scutari, asking Church if he can travel to Egypt and Sinai and his servant Giorgio Kokali [Lear's servant for twenty-five years, d. August 1883], "I have been most fortunate in my man Giorgio... had no fault to find with him in 2 months, his health, money etc., folds, slightly creased and browned; and a copy of Lear's Journal of a landscape Painter in Albania and Illyria, 20 tinted lithographed plates, foxed and browned, contents shaken and working loose, original blind-stamped cloth, edges rubbed, corners bumped, gilt spine, chipped at head with loss, 1851, folio & 8vo (2).

A fine letter chronicling Lear's travels in Albania and Greece with his friend Charles Church.

There is "luxury and inconvenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other." - Edward Lear on Albania.

Condition Report