Sir John Thorold

(1734—1815) landowner and book collector

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Book collectors. Their library at Syston Park, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, contained many incunables, including a Gutenberg Bible and a Mainz Catholicon, Elzeviers, and other books of distinguished provenance. The library was dispersed at book auctions in 1884 and 1923.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.

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