London: Dirk Nishen; Bath: Monmouth Calotype, 1989. First limited edition. 4to., 64 pp., 62 plates from photographs, errata slip at rear. Photo-illustrated paper over boards. There is an 1/8 tear at the base of the spine. A very good copy. Item #54341
Introduction by Robert E. Lassam. Part 1: A Clergyman's Oeuvre: Reverend Francis Lockey and the Photographic Ritual by Michael Gray; Part 2: Francis Lockey: The Reverend Gentleman Photographer by David McLaughlin.
The unattributed negatives of Francis Lockey were in the collection of The Royal Scientific and Literary Institute, Bath Reference Library Special Collections. They were brought to the attention of Robert Lassam, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum and Michael Gray of Monmouth Calotype, by the Senior Librarian, Mrs. Joyce. It was through the initials FL and locations in and around Bath, that Francis Lockey was identified as the photographer. These images of Bath and its surroundings, represent the first comprehensive architectural record of a Georgian City.
There exists no direct link between Francis Lockey and Fox Talbot; however, in a second collection of Lockey's negatives, there are two photographs of the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, taken in the mid 1850's.
This is number 49 of 100 special hard bound copies for presentation, marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery of photography.