Definitions

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  • n. The practice of illustrating a book with engravings collected from other books.

Etymologies

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Granger +‎ -ism. See grangerize.

Examples

  • We had been pursuing with enthusiasm the exciting delights of extra-illustration, a practice sometimes known as Grangerism; the friends of the practice call it by the former name, the enemies by the latter.

    The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

  • In the Victorian era it became popular to tear pictures from one book and add them to another to illustrate that book, which is known as "Grangerism". ephemera: Repurposing ephemera is something I've talked about here, too.

    ephemera

  • One thing is clear: it would be wrong to look at the ICC, naïvely, as the triumph of Grangerism on the federal level.

    A History of American Law

  • We regard Grangerism as one of the unfortunate stages in bibliomania; it is a period which seldom covers more than five years, although Dr. O'Rell has met with one case in his practice that has lasted ten years and still gives no symptom of abating in virulence.

    The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

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