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The Jones collection: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Donor : Henry Festing Jones (1851-1928)

The UL has 14 books by Jones; he was a biographer of the 19th century novelist Samuel Butler and most of the books that we have by him are either editions of Butler's works or biographies of Butler.

Donation : The bequest is made up of 94 books in French and English dating from between 1770-1905 including a significant collection of editions of the French writer Anatole France, including :

He also gave an early edition of : Beaumarchais (PAC de) : La folle journée, 1785, Londres -- 7735.c.1