Sir Francis Freeling

(1764—1836) postal administrator and book collector

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He was a founding member of the Roxburghe Club and a friend of Dibdin. His collection included several Caxtons and other early books, as well as works on witchcraft. His library was sold at Sotheby’s over a ten-day period in November and December 1836 for a total of £3,730.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.

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