London based Lamborn Cock was formerly in business with Fredrick Leader, trading as Leader and Cock, from 1843 to 1862. In 1862 Cock entered into partnership with C.L. Hutchings, to form Cock, Hutchings & Co. The union dissolved and the stock sold by auction in 1864 and 1865. Hutchings went on to create Hutchings & Romer, a new partnership with F. Romer.
Cock's previous partnership, Leader & Cock, had an agreement with the firm Addison & Hollier on the publishing of works by William Sterndale Bennett. Both Lamborn Cock and Robert Addison had some changes of their partnership during their career, and finally Addison joined Cock to form Lamborn Cock, Addison & Co. in 1866. On Addison's death in 1868, Lamborn Cock was left in sole ownership.
Cock purchased the copyrights of many Italian songs from Cramer & Co. in 1870.
The "& Co." was dropped from the firm's name in 1873, to be known simply as Lamborn Cock. Its copyrights were sold by auction in 1877, when Bennett's 'May Queen' was purchased by Novello for £1875.
Lamborn Cock was succeeded by his son James Lamborn Cock, who in 1885 moved to 26 Old Bond St. The firm came to an end with the death of J.L. Cock in 1891.
|2||Bennett||Piano Sonata "The Maid of Orleans", Op.46 (first ed.)||1873|
|521||Bennett||Tema e Variazioni, Op.31 (O'Leary ed.)||1876|
|601||Parry||Piano Sonata No.1 (first ed.)||1877|
|816a||Cummings||The Fairy Ring (v.s.)||1872|