|Statement||by Anthony Lister.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||120|
George John, second Earl Spencer () had a family library at Althorp, near Northampton, on which to build. Our knowledge of it derives mainly from Dibdin's catalogues, and from the first Earl's binders' and booksellers' bills. George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and his sisters Lady Georgiana (l) and Lady Henrietta (m) by Sir Thomas Lawrence 2. See: George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer Site updated on 12 Oct ; , people. Page created by John Cardinal's Second Site v | . The core of our Aldine collection comes from George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (), who amassed a huge private collection of early printed books which was then purchased by Mrs Rylands from the 5th Earl Spencer in Spencer’s Aldine collection was housed separately at Spencer House in London, along with his outstanding collection of. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (), was one of the greatest book collectors the world has ever known. He built upon the foundations of the family library at Althorp in Northamptonshire, which Dibdin estimated to contain some 7, volumes, including several rarities.
principally patronized, George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, who collected what is reputed to have been the finest private library in Europe, employed the services of Charles Hering for binding his books. According to JafFray, 'Roger Payne and Tom his brother used to work for the Earl Spencer who has got the last book which Roger worked on- he had. The Dibdin collection of the John Rylands Library centres on the collected correspondence of Thomas Frognall Dibdin with his patron George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (Eng MS 71), his literary friends (Eng MS ) and various printers and booksellers (Eng MSS and ). Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Bibliotheca Spenceriana, 7 vols (London, ). Anthony Lister, 'The Althorp library of Second Earl Spencer, now in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester: its formation and growth', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, no. 2 (), pp. The majority of items in the collection were acquired at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century by the celebrated bibliophile George John Spencer (), 2nd Earl Spencer. Building on the ancestral library of some 7, volumes, Spencer pursued his passion for English black-letter printing and continental incunabula through booksellers, auctions and by private treaty.
George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, Earl Spencer, was born 1 September in Wimbledon Park, Surrey, England, United Kingdom to John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer () and Margaret Georgiana Poyntz () and died 10 November inAlthorp, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Lavinia Bingham () 6 March in London, England, . George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (), First Lord of the Admiralty. Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry. Sitter associated with 31 portraits As First Lord of the Admiralty, , Spencer's reforms to the administration of the Navy laid the foundations for British victories at sea. George John SPENCER, 2nd Earl of Spencer was the son of Hon. John Spencer, 1st earl Spencer and Lady Georgiania Carteret. He was born at Wimbledon Park, London and baptized there on the 16 October His godparents were King George II, the Earl Cowper, and his great-aunt the Dowager Viscountess Bateman. George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine See more» Thomas Frognall Dibdin. Thomas Frognall Dibdin ( – 18 November ) was an English bibliographer, born in Calcutta to Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin. New!!: George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and Thomas Frognall Dibdin See more».