Lot 1683: Dibdin, T.F. Aedes Althorpianae; or an account of
November 28, 2012
Haarlem, NetherlandsLive Auction
Description: Dibdin, T.F. 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. London, Shakespeare Press, 1822, 2 vols., LXII,279,(1); (6),322p., 2 steelengr. frontisp. portraits, 1 folded map, 29 steelengr. plates/ portraits, num. (steelengr.) ills., contemp. unif. brown mor., double fillet line border along sides w. corner ornaments, gilt boardedges and simple gilt inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, richly gilt ribbed spine, 4to, a.e.g. - Some occas. foxing/ offsetting. Bindings rubbed along extremities; covers w. some superficial scratches/ minor stains. = Windle/ Pippin A26; Bigmore/ Wyman p.170; Lowndes II, p.640: "This catalogue contains only the works printed in the fifteenth century and the Editiones Principes. It is compiled with the greatest care and industry, and those who have had occasion to consult its pages, can testify to its accuracy and great utility. The collection is the finest private one in Europe, the catalogue will ever be regarded as of the first importance to the theologian, the historian, and the critic and as a perfect model foor the bilbiographer." Fine, attractively bound copy.