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Re: Commonplace, scrap and other books ...
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- From: "Rodney Fry 01276 64566 x4151; GNET *821" <rod.fry@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:04:45 +0100
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In your message dated 7 Aug:
>To relate this to the discussion subject, the engravings are all on the
>recto side with the verso blank. Many of the verso pages have what
>appear to be contemprary ink comments about the insect(s) on the
>facing page. Would anyone care to hazard a guess whether this was
>the intended purpose of the blank page (is grangerised the term?) or
>just a happy convenience for the owner?
The term "grangerised" refers to a man, a book collector I think in the early
1800s (?), who would collect many engravings and bind them into the normal
edition of a work. For example I believe the Dorchester Local History
Library in Dorset has a set of Hutchins's 3rd edition "History of Dorset" with
many extra engravings bound with the 4 volumes. I have done the same with a
volume of Laws's "Little England beyond Wales" - it is one way I suppose to
return the engravings cut out of books to their original purpose.