Catalogue of 15th-Century Printed Books in the Spencer Library

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 72
  • Dates of Creation
      19th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Latin
  • Physical Description
      176 x 107 mm. 1 volume (90 folios); Binding: bound by Charles Lewis (1786-1836) in full green morocco, elaborated tooled in gilt; red calf doublures elaborated tooled, with the legend 'Pignus Paruvm [sic] Veri Honoris'; oval leather Bibliotheca Spenceriana book label inside front cover.

Scope and Content

Pocket-sized catalogue of incunables in the Bibliotheca Spenceriana. Entitled Catalogus Cod. Saec. XV. Impres. Qui in Bibliotheca Spenceriana Adservantur on the spine. The catalogue is divided into five sections:

  • 1. Libri Sacri & Theologici;
  • 2. Catalogus Scriptorum Antiquorum... Saeculo XV;
  • 3. Libri Lexicographici et Grammatici;
  • 4. Libri Miscellanei;
  • 5. Libri In Anglia Impressi.
Within each section works are listed alphabetically by author (by printer in the last section). For each work the catalogue records the date and place of printing, the title where applicable, and its size. First editions of classical authors are noted.