LOCKER, Frederick.

London Lyrics.

Selected with an introductory poem by Austin Dobson.

London: [Privately printed], 1881 Stock Code: 143842
£375.00

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Notes

First edition, large paper issue with frontispiece and illustration (not present in the ordinary issue); "Austin Dobson made the selection for the privately printed edition, and prefixed the prefatory sexain... very few copies were printed" (Murray); the attractive presswork was by the Chiswick Press. London Lyrics was first published in 1857, and went through many revisions and expansions.

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Description

Octavo. Original red buckram, rules to boards and titles to spine gilt.

Illustrations

Proof wood engraved frontispiece by Randolph Caldecott and proof wood engraved tailpiece by Kate Greenaway on india paper.

Condition

With an early facsimile copy of the author's bookplate to the front pastedown. Endpapers browned, cloth lightly rubbed and a little faded, repairs to spine at the ends. Very good.

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