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DIBDIN (The Rev. Thomas Frognall). 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 Bibliotheca Spenceriana [or A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century in the Library...]1822

London: Printed by W. Nicol, Successor to W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, First edition, 2 vols., 4to (265 x 165 mm), viii, [6], lxii, 279, [1]; [2], 322, [2]pp., without half-titles, portrait frontispieces and 29 engraved plates (offset and various degrees of foxing), 1 double-page folding plan, 8 engravings on india paper pasted in the text, woodcuts within the text, cont. full dark green morocco in the style of Lewis (unfortunately not signed), covers tooled with a thin and a thick fillet outer border, with a double fillet panel within, flower petal tool in each corner, spine divided into six panels, lettered direct in three, others elaborately tooled in gilt, turn-ins with gilt rolled pattern, rolled edges, a.e.g. an attractive set. Regarded as volumes V and VI of the Bibliotheca Spenceriana. Jackson, 37; Windle & Pippin, A26.

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