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Grangerizing as Anthologizing


Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald. The Life of David Garrick. London, 1868

In 1903, Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847–1916) completed his seventeen-volume extra-illustrated version of the two-volume Life of David Garrick by Percy Fitzgerald (1834–1925). Some volumes contain large prints folded over several times; others include the full texts of books not directly related to the original work. These practices, as well as the sheer number of individual additions, have had serious consequences. Some of the prints have been damaged by folding, and some bindings have “sprung”—been forced away from the contents. While repairing the bindings, conservators had to remove two items, a decision not taken lightly because it undoes some of Broadley’s work in extending the Life of David Garrick as the re-titled Age of David Garrick.


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Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald. The Life of David Garrick. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868

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