DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall Bibliotheca Spenceriana or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books printed in the Fifteenth Century and of many valuable first editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer [3 vols], Published by London: printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.
A stunning set in 3 volumes. Octavo. 27cm x 18cm. Fine. Full calf over raised bands with gilt fleuron and lines to compartments, labels, gilt lines to outer and inner boards, blindstamped. Marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate of Thomas Munro of the East India Co. 383; 503; 509pp Frontis of vol 1 tissue guarded engraved plate facing title. Printed in red and black throughout with many illustrations, reproductions of cuts, type and plates from books of the library of Earl Spencer. A complete set in itself and a superlative and sumptuous set of what must have been a hugely costly exercise in private printing. Further photos on request. Note extra shipping will be required as this is a heavy set.