A full bibliography of Studies on Edward Lear is available at the new Edward Lear Home Page.
Letters of Edward Lear, author of “The book of nonsense,” to Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, and Frances, Countess Waldegrave. Edited by Constance Braham Strachey Strachie. London: T.F. Unwin, 1907.
Later letters of Edward Lear, author of “The book of nonsense,” to Chichester Fortescue (lord Carlingford), Frances, countess Waldegrave, and others. Edited by Constance Braham Strachey Strachie. London: T.F. Unwin, 1911.
Lear, Edward. Selected Letters. Edited by Vivien Noakes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.
Ansted, D.T. 1863. The Ionian Islands in the Year 1863. London: W.H. Allen & Co.
Chitty, Susan. 1988. That Singular Person Called Lear: A Biography. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Clayton, Peter A. 1982. The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: Artists and Travellers in the 19th Century. London: Thames and Hudson.
Lear, Edward. 1988. The Corfu Years. A Chronicle Presented through his Letters and Journals. Edited by Philip Sherrard. Athens: Denise Harvey & Company. (Publisher’s page.)
Matthews, Thomas. The Biography of John Gibson, Sculptor, Rome. London: Heinemann, 1911.
Noakes, Vivien. 1985. Edward Lear. 1812-1888. London: Royal Academy of Arts.
Noakes, Vivien. 2004. Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer. Stroud: Sutton.
Wilson, Charles William, et al. 1881. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt. New York: D. Appleton and Co. (archive.org)