Cover Design for The Comic English Grammar
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches (172 x 123 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Lettered within design: Comic Grammar One Shilling Bentley London.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of Percival Leigh's The comic English Grammar; published in 1852 by the firm of Richard Bentley.
Pictorial design shows a globe-headed comic figure wearing a crown and holding a switch.
Leigh, Percival, 1813-1889. Comic English Grammar.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.