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Creator:
Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834.
Title(s):

Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or, A descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century in the library of George John, Earl Spencer, K.G. &c. &c. &c. / by the Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin., F.R.S. S.S. Librarian to His Lordship.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Press, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co ; T. Payne ; White & Cochrane ; John Muray ; and J. & A. Arch,, 1814-23.
Physical Description:
7 volumes : illlustrations ; 28 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 .S63 1814+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
SML,Y Cole X181 +814: Not large paper edition. Another facsimile of the vignette of which a facsimile faces p. 114 of vol. 4, tipped in at end of v. 4.
Large paper edition.
Edited by William Matthews.
Title varies: v. 1-4, 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. ... by the Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin ... London, Printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and co., Shakspeare press and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & co. [etc.] 1814-15.
Block books, v. 1, p. i-lii; Bibles; v. 1, p. 1-132 (nos. 7-52) ; Caxtons, v. 4, p. 171-350 (nos. 836-883) ; Wynkyn de Worde, v. 4, p. 393-416 (nos. 900-912).
[v. 5-6] Aedes Althorpianae; or, An account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp; the residence of George John, earl Spencer, K.G. To which is added a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana ... By the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin ... London, Printed by W. Nicol, Shakspeare press, 1822.
Account of the library: [v. 5.] p. 38-236; [v. 6] has special t.p.: Supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana ... [v. 7] 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 contained in the present volume, and in the Bibliotheca Spenceriana and Aedes Althorpianæ ... by the Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin ... London, Printed for the author by William Nicol Shakspeare press, 1823.
The entire Spencer collection (about 40,000 volumes) was purchased by Mrs. Rylands in 1892, and now forms part of the John Rylands library, Manchester. A catalog, by E. Gordon-Duff, was issued in 1899. (3 v. 30 cm.).
BAC: British Art Center copy is a large paper copy bound in contemporary green gilt-tooled morocco with gilt floral design. Gauffered edges. Bookplate: Patientia Vinces". Imperfect: lacks v. 7. Ms inscription: "Only fifty of this large paper were printed".
Subject Terms:
Althorp (England) -- Collections.
Incunabula -- Bibliography.
Printing -- History -- Bibliography.
Rare books -- Catalogs.
Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834 -- Library -- Catalogs.
White & Cochran -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1814-1822.
Wood engravings -- 1814-1822.
Stipple engravings -- 1814-1822.
Etchings -- 1814-1822.
Contributors:
W. Bulmer and Co., printer
Shakspeare Press (London, England), printer.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, publisher.
Payne, T., publisher.
Murray, John, publisher.
J. & A. Arch, publisher.
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847.
Serra, Luigi?, duca di Cassano.
John Rylands Library.
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