James Granger Bibliography

Biographical History of England...adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads 1769
Granger collected 14,000 engraved portraits for his History and used them for illustrations. The work, “consisting of characters dispersed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads”, was supplemented in later editions by Granger, and further editions were published by the Rev. Mark Noble, with additions from Granger’s materials. Blank leaves were left for the filling in of engraved portraits for extra illustration of the text, and it became a favourite pursuit to discover such illustrations and insert them in a Granger, so that “grangerizing” became a term for such an extra illustration of any work, especially with cuts taken from other books.