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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.
printed by W. Nicol, successor to W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Press, London 1822 - First edition, this one of 55 large paper copies; 2 volumes, large 4to, pp. viii, [1], lxii, 279, [1]; [6], 322; volume II occasionally printed in red and with liberal use of gothic letter; engraved frontispieces in each volume, double-page plan, and 30 engraved plates on 29 sheets, plus 6 other engravings and 71 facsimiles in the text; beautiful copy in full brown morocco gilt extra by Bedford, a.e.g., gilt decorated spines, red morocco labels; fine and imressive. "The work is intended as a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana, forming vols. 5 and 6. It contains an account of the ancestors of Earl Spencer, a history of the mansion, with an account of the pictures, and 32 engravings of the most important in the gallery, a systematic catalogue of editions of the Scriptures, an account of the Aldine editions, not contained in the former volumes [and] a supplement to the works printed in the fifteenth century. An additional plate of Lady Camden was afterwards published" (Lowndes). Jackson 37. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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