Sunday, 22 August 2010


To illustrate a book with pictures taken from published sources, such as by clipping them out for one's own use.

, grangerise [ˈgreɪndʒəˌraɪz]vb (tr)
1. to illustrate (a book) by inserting prints, drawings, etc., taken from other works
2. to raid (books) to acquire material for illustrating another book
[named after Joseph Granger, 18th-century English writer, whose Biographical History of England (1769) included blank pages for illustrations to be supplied by the reader]

James Granger 1723-1776

  • A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution: consisting of characters disposed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British Heads: intended as an essay towards reducing our biography to system, and to a help to the knowledge of portraits: interspersed with a variety of anecdotes, and memoirs of a great number of persons, not to be found in any other biographical work. With a preface, shewing the utility of a collection of engraved portraits to supply the defect, and answer the various purposes, of medals, by the Rev. J. Granger, vicar of Shiplake in Oxfordshire. (Fifth edition, six volumes, London, 1824).

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