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Francis Fry

(1803—1886) businessman and bibliographer


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Fry began collecting c.1850 and amassed more than 1,200 bibles. The collection was purchased in 1890 by the British and Foreign Bible Society. His bibliographical work was based chiefly on his own collection; however, his habit of perfecting incomplete copies has caused some subsequent confusion.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.


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