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Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property  of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions .. by  Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies - 1823 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 302942)

Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions ..

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Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions ..

by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. Printed at the Shakespeare Press, 1823. Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, boards tooled in blind and in gilt. Some light offsetting and foxing. Fine (spines very slightly toned, one joint tender). Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Monumental large paper set of Dibdin's elaborate catalogue of the library of the second Earl Spencer, one of the great book collectors of his or any time. T.F. Dibdin (1776-1847) was Spencer's librarian and produced the four-volume catalogue in 1814-1815, and later three volumes on the collections at Althorp, describing nearly 1,500 items. Bound for the Marquis of Stafford, with his device on the boards of the first four volumes, and his bookplates in the two Althorp volumes. The tooling varies slightly across the set. "the handsomest and most elaborate catalogue of a private library yet issued" (De Ricci, p. 75). Jackson 36, 37, 38; Windle A25, A26, A27; Besterman 5051. Provenance: Marquis of Stafford (binding; bookplates)

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302942
Title
Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions ..
Author
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall
Format/binding
Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio
Book condition
Used - Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, boards tooled in blind and in gilt. Some light offsetting and foxing. Fine (spin
Quantity available
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Edition
Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies
Publisher
Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. Printed at the Shakespeare Press
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1823
Keywords
Book-Collecting | Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) in New York City.Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (During July & August, until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.)The Madison Avenue store is a seventh-floor oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art. We have built notable private collections for American and international clients. Our stock is always changing, and our steady input from private buying and public auctions assures our clients of new surprises (and temptations!) at each visit. Our stock covers a wide range of collecting interests, with particular emphasis in the following fields: British and American Literature, Sporting Books, Private Press and Illustrated Books, 19th-Century Color Plate Books, Americana, Travel, Sets and Fine Bindings, History, and Authors' Manuscripts and Letters. Our catalogued inventory exceeds 50,000 titles, much of which can be searched on the internet. In addition, our New Jersey warehouse contains over 400,000 books in all subject areas. We might have the books you're looking for.

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