Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode

(1730—1799) collector of books and prints

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Cracherode assembled a library of about 4,500 volumes, particularly strong in early editions of the classics. He greatly valued fine bindings; a number of his books were rebound by R. Payne. Virtually his entire library was bequeathed to the British Museum, of which he had been a Trustee.

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Subjects: Bibliography.

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