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Spencer, George John Spencer Earl 1758-1834

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Works: 1,155 works in 1,501 publications in 3 languages and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Naval history  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Catalogs  Bibliographies  Court decisions and opinions  Personal correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Other, Collector, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: Z240, 359.00941
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Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions : in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer by Gilbert Blane( )

20 editions published between 1800 and 1817 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private papers of George, second earl Spencer, first lord of the Admiralty, 1794-1801 by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

21 editions published between 1908 and 1924 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George-John Spencer, Earl Spencer K.G( )

3 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to the Earl Spencer, K.G. &c. &c. &c. by John Soane( )

3 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, A descriptive catalogue of the ... library of George John, earl Spencer by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M.T. Ciceronis libri de officiis : De senectute : et De amicitia by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

2 editions published in 1821 in Latin and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana : or, A descriptive catalogue of the books printed in the fifteenth century in the library of George John Earl Spencer by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

3 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

9 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Spencer by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

6 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his death, George Spencer (1758-1834) had created the greatest private library in Europe. At the time, many aristocrats were spending huge sums acquiring rare printed books. With monastic and aristocratic libraries in Europe being dissolved, collectors had access to thousands of examples. The Second Earl Spencer's interests were in English 'black-letter' printing, especially the works of Caxton, and continental incunables, particularly first editions of Greek and Latin classics. Thomas Dibdin (1776-1847) was employed as Spencer's librarian and visited Europe searching for new acquisitions. Published in 1814-15, this catalogue is of the earliest and rarest items in the collection. Each is described in detail, with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings, making this a fascinating record of one man's commitment to collecting the earliest examples of this revolutionary invention. Volume 2 covers the many first editions of Greek and Latin classics, predominantly from Italy, including examples by Valdarfer
Bibliotheca Spenceriana by George John Spencer Spencer( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rotta de Francciosi a Terroana novamente facta. La rotta de Scocesi by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

4 editions published in 1825 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aedes Althorpianae, or, An account of the mansion, books, and pictures of Althorp : the residence of George John Earl Spencer to which is added a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

6 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliophile aristocrat George Spencer (1758?1834) employed Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776?1847) as his librarian for life. The second earl had amassed the greatest private library in Europe, housed at Althorp, and Dibdin was tasked with cataloguing the vast collection and sourcing suitable editions to add to it. In 1814, Dibdin began publishing his four-volume catalogue, Bibliotheca Spenceriana (also reissued in this series). Aedes Althorpianae was published in two volumes in 1822, and although it is to a great extent devoted to further details of the great library and its contents, it is also illuminating for its detailed history of Althorp and the Spencers. Its descriptions of the internal decoration of Althorp, particularly its art, are accompanied by numerous illustrations. Volume 1 includes descriptions of the various illustrated works in the library, such as a volume of original drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and a sumptuous illuminated Magna Carta
 
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Alternative Names
A. George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

Althorp, George John Spencer.

Althorp, George John Spencer 1758-1834 2nd Viscount

Althorp, George John Spencer 1758-1834 Viscount

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George John Spencer, 2. hrabě Spencer britský státník

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Spencer, George John, Viscount, 1758-1834

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Spencer, Lord, 1758-1834

Спенсер Д. Д

Спенсер Д. Д. 1758-1834

Спенсер, Джордж 2-й граф Спенсер

جورج سبنسر

ジョージ・スペンサー

第二代史賓塞伯爵喬治·史賓塞

Languages
English (156)

Italian (4)

Latin (2)