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Churchill, George Spencer-, 5th duke of Marlborough

(1766—1840)


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 (1766–1840) English book collector.

His purchase of the Valdarfer edition of Boccaccio’s Decameron (Venice, 1471) for £2,260 in 1812 led to the founding of the Roxburghe Club. In addition to ...

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