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[ Frederick Locker-Lampson, author, poet and bibliophile. ] Bookplate from the Rowfant Library of 'Frederick Locker', depicting a jester and with motto 'Fear God Fear Nought'.

Author: 
Frederick Locker-Lampson [ Frederick Locker ] (1821-1895), author, poet and bibliophile [ Rowfant Library ]
Publication details: 
Printer, place and date not stated (before 1885 when he took on the additional name of Lampson).
£50.00

For information about Locker-Lampson, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. The bookplate is on a piece of paper 11 x 8.5 cm. Dimensions of plate 8.5 x 6.5 cm. It depicts a jester, sitting on a log at the foot of a tree from whose branches an armorial shield hangs, with a bird at his feet and a wall behind him. With the word 'FREDERICK' at the head; 'LOCKER' at the foot; 'FEAR GOD' to the left and ''FEAR NOUGHT' to the right. In fair condition, somewhat aged and ruckled and with evidence of removal from a volume.

[ The Rowfant Club, Cleveland, Ohio. ] Illustrated invitation to 'An exhibition of American and Foreign Book-Plates from the collection of Mr. Charles Dexter Allen, Honorary American Secretary of The Ex Libris Society, London.' Signed by F. H. Baer.

Author: 
Frank H. Baer (1864-1940), American book collector and member of the Rowfant Club of Cleveland, Ohio [ Charles Dexter Allen; The Ex Libris Society, London; bookplates ]
Publication details: 
'Rowfant Club | 255 Erie St' [Cleveland, Ohio]. 'January 21 to 24, 1895. | Evenings 7.30 to 10.'
£60.00

12 x 8.5 cm. Bifolium. Printed in red and black on thick watermarked deckle-edged laid paper. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Engraving in black ink on recto of first leaf, incorporating the words 'Rowfant Club' and '255 Erie St', showing a back-view of a man in a chair seated at a table, spreading open a large volume containing ''BOOK-PLATES'. Text on recto of second volume, printed in black and red, with the printed words 'Compliments of' followed by the autograph signature of 'F. H. Baer'.

Autograph Note Signed to [The Managing Director Messrs Bumpus].

Author: 
Godfrey Locker Lampson.
Publication details: 
Barlborough Hall, Chesterfield, 17 June 1932.
£23.00

Author son of Frederick Locker-Lampson (Rowfant). One page, 8vo, good condition. He is grateful for his kind letter about his book {"The Country Gentleman" was published in 1932]."

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