Catalogue of Aldine Editions in the Althorp Library of Lord Spencer

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 69
  • Dates of Creation
      19th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      184 x 108mm. 1 volume (50 folios); Binding: half-bound in red morocco, marbled paper-covered boards; oval leather Bibliotheca Spenceriana book label inside front cover.

Scope and Content

Alphabetical list of books in the Bibliotheca Spenceriana that were printed by Aldus Manutius (1450-1515) and his successors at the Aldine Press. The catalogue is written in the hand of George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834). It records the name of the author, title where appropriate, size and date of each work. Vellum copies are noted ('in membranis'). Items have been ticked in pencil during a stock check. There is a pencilled annotation inside the front cover, '671 Aldines in this book'.