Name/TitleBookplate of Camden Morrisby. Camden Morrisby His Book
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving printed in black ink on paper
Inscription and MarksSigned in plate l.l.corner.
Measurements8.4 x 7cm (platemark), 10 x 9.1cm (sheet)
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative
Subject and Association DescriptionLionel Lindsay created more than sixty bookplates between 1911 and 1958. Most were personal gifts for family and friends and some were commissioned.
Camden Morrisby was a book and ex-libris collector. He was a close friend of Lionel Lindsay. This image depicts an episode in James Boswell's 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' (1791) where Samuel Johnson hits a London bookseller on the head with a dictionary.
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Pat Corrigan in 2004