The Rowfant Library. A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Drawings and Pictures, Collected by Frederick Locker-Lampson. Frederick Locker-Lampson.

The Rowfant Library. A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Drawings and Pictures, Collected by Frederick Locker-Lampson.

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1886. One of 150 copies for sale out of a total edition of 250 copies, which also included fifty copies for presentation. A very good copy, tight and clean. Publisher’s brown leather over brown cloth boards, gilt spine. A few light scuffs to spine. Large octavo. [xvi], 232, [1] pp. Frontispiece etching entitled “Fairy Connoisseurs inspecting Mr. Locker’s Collection of Drawings, &c., &c.” This plate was designed by George Cruikshank in 1868 but was not used until this publication. Several other illustrations. Item #14088

Locker-Lampson’s library was particularly rich in Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature, though it also included English literature to his own day, and drawings and pictures. A preface by Locker-Lampson notes that the catalogue was edited by Alfred W. Pollard and R.H. Lister. Andrew Lang contributes a poem to Locker-Lampson, and one on the Rowfant books.

Cohn 498 (noting a presentation copy).

Price: $500.00

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