LOCKER-LAMPSON, FREDERICK. (CORRESPONDENT). Letters from Valentin A. Blacque and others, 1887-1890
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Frederick Locker-Lampson:
Letters from Valentin A. Blacque and others, 1887-1890

RLIN ID No.
NYGG02-A12

Main Entry
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895, correspondent.

Title
Letters to Frederick Locker-Lampson from Valentin A. Blacque and others, 1887-1890.

Physical Description
1 album ; 23 cm.

Historical/Biographical Note
Frederick Locker-Lampson was an English bibliophile and poet, best known for the numerous editions of his London Lyrics which appeared between 1857 and 1909. In 1883 the Book Fellow’s Club of New York City, a small, informal bibliophile group, published an edition of London Lyrics. One member of the group, Valentin A. Blacque, commissioned drawings from English illustrators to be made directly onto the sheets of his large paper copy of the Book Fellow’s edition and secured Locker-Lampson’s help in working with the illustrators.

Scope and Contents Note
The collection contains: 27 ALS from to Frederick-Locker Lampson that relate to the commissioning and progress of the drawings: 20 from Valentin A. Blacque; two from illustrator Linley Sambourne; two from Kate Greenaway and one from George Du Maurier. Also: one letter addressed to “My dear friend” [Valentin A. Blacque] and signed by Locker-Lampson, and a few miscellaneous papers.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Location of Associated Materials
The extra-illustrated copy of the 1883 edition of London Lyrics is part of the Valentin A. Blacque collection at the New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, N.Y.

Names
Blacque, Valentin A. Correspondence.
Du Maurier, George, 1831-1896. Correspondence.
Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Correspondence.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1894. Correspondence.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1894. London Lyrics. Illustrations.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1894, former owner.
Sambourne, Linley. Correspondence.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. New York (State). New York. 19th century.
Illustrators. England. 19th century.

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