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James Granger

Granger, James, 1723–76, English clergyman and biographer. He published his Biographical History of England from Egbert the Great to the Revolution in 1760. By 1824 various editors had increased it to six volumes by adding illustrations and biographies taken from other books. Because many books were robbed of steel engravings to put into Granger's history, such mutilation came to be known as grangerizing.

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