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John Bagford

Dates: 1650-1716
Notes:
His collection of 129 volumes preserves many books that might have been lost. He also salvaged many title pages and book fragments (probably remnants of books burned in the Great Fire of 1666) in order to complete "imperfect books."
References:
Page 13: Plomer, Henry R. A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers Who Were at Work in England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1668 to 1725. London: Oxford University Press, 1922.
Page 154: Timperly, Charles Henry. A dictionary of printers and printing. London: H. Johnson, 1839.
Occupations: antiquarian, book collector, bookseller, printer

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