Guide to the Joseph Lilly Customer Account Book
Joseph Lilly Customer Account Book
1 box; .25 linear feet; 130 leaves; 38 x 12 cm.
Manuscript customer account book of the London bookseller, Joseph Lilly.
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[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Joseph Lilly Customer Account Book, The Grolier Club of New York.
About the Finding Aid:
This finding aid was prepared by Allison Hughes in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, October 2017.
This material was acquired from Janet Nassau in 2015.
Joseph Lilly was a 19th-century London bookseller.
Scope and Content Note:
Manuscript customer account book of the London bookseller, Joseph Lilly, whose address at 17&18 New Street is recorded for the years 1862 to 1870. Columns ruled in red. Each entry records the name and address of the buyer, and the date and amount of their purchases and payments. Among Lilly's customers were prominent collectors, booksellers, and institutions, including Henry Huth (1815-1878), who is listed most frequently in this account book, and J. Payne Collier, for whom Lilly also acted as publisher. Institutional customers represented include: Frederic Madden of the British Museum, The Berlin Library, Trinity College Dublin, Cambridge University, Chetham's, Sion College, and the Free Library, Birmingham. Collector customers (in addition to Huth and Collier) include: Thomas love Peacock, Tyssen-Amherst, J.O. Halliwell, Birket Foster, and Henry Bradshaw. Book trade customers include: Kerslake, Puttick & Simpson, Bain, Deighton, Macmillan, Sampson Low, Stevens, Quaritch, Longman, Sotheby's, Trubner, Weldon & Co., John Murray, Sotheran, Skeffington, Hatchard, Boone, Blackwood and Simpkin, Marshall.
Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870.
Booksellers and bookselling—Great Britain—19th Century.
Book collecting—Great Britain—19th Century.
Book collectors—Great Britain—19th Century.