LOCKER-LAMPSON, FREDERICK. Album of drawings illustrating London Lyrics, ca. 1865-1891
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Frederick Locker-Lampson: Album of Drawings, ca. 1865-1891

RLIN ID No.
NYGG02-A9

Main Entry
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1894, collector.

Title
Album of drawings illustrating London Lyrics and bookplate designs, [ca. 1865-1891].

Physical Description
1 v. (76 leaves) ; 31 cm.
ca. 38 drawings ; 15 cm. and smaller

Historical/Biographical Note
English poet, best known for the editions of his London Lyrics published between 1857 and 1909. Artist Richard Doyle illustrated selections from the Lyrics for an edition published in 1865 by the firm of Edward Moxon & Co. as part of the “Miniature Poets” series. Kate Greenaway, Henry S. Marks and others designed bookplates for Locker-Lampson.

Scope and Contents
Album containing the 20 original watercolor drawings and one pencil drawing by Richard Doyle for the selection of Locker-Lampson’s London Lyrics published by Edward Moxon & Co. in 1865, with 20 engravers’ proofs; most of the proofs are signed by the engravers. Also: a series of 17 colored drawings by Ernest Henry Griset for an unspecified project and two rough sketches by George Cruikshank, along with three unrelated proofs of engraved drawings for other editions of London Lyrics. The collection also contains designs for Locker-Lampson’s bookplates: seven pen-and-ink drawings by “Montagu” with four proofs; five proofs in two states from designs by Kate Greenaway; two proofs, first and second states, from designs by H. Stacy Marks, and another colored by the artist. There is also one Marks design hand-colored by Kate Greenaway, and four other illustrations. The first drawing in the album is a pencil and chalk drawing by Mary Swain Newton in the form of a roundel.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

General Note
Drawings mounted in old red morocco album, richly tooled and paneled in gilt with an Episcopal hat of six tassels surmounting a dragon.

Provenance Note
Locker-Lampson’s “Rowfant Library” was purchased by an American bookseller in 1905 and dispersed by sale. John A. Penton acquired this album and donated it to the Grolier Club in 1936.

Local Note
Album forms part of John A. Penton Locker-Lampson collection.

Names

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895, former owner.
Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883, ill.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901, bookplate designer.
Griset, Ernest Henry, 1844-1907, ill.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
Marks, Henry Stacy, 1829-1898, bookplate designer.
Newton, Mary Swain, ill.
Penton, John A., d. 1940, former owner.
Edward Moxon & Co.

Subjects
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895. London Lyrics. 1865.
English poetry. 19th century. Illustrations.

Genres
Albums. England. 19th century.
Drawings. England. 19th century.
Illustrations. England. 19th century.
Bookplates. England. 19th century.

Occupations (as reflected in collection)
Illustrators. England. 19th century.
Bookplate designers. England. 19th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.













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