George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758 - 1834)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Politician; book-collector. Used courtesy title ‘Viscount Althorp’ from 1765 to 1783. Tutored by Sir William Jones (1765-70); married Lavinia Bingham (1782); Ambassador to Vienna (1794); First Lord of the Admiralty (1794-1800); Home Secretary (1806-7).
Born: 1 September 1758
Died: 10 November 1834
William Young Ottley
An Inquiry Into The Origin And Early History Of Engraving, Upon Copper and in Wood, With An Account Of Engravers And Their Works, From The Invention Of Chalcography By Maso Finiguerra, To The Time Of Marc' Antonio Raimondi. - By William Young Ottley, F.S.A. - Vol. I. (II.) - - London:: 1816.
Practical hints on decorative printing, with illustrations engraved on wood, and printed in colours at the type press. By William Savage. - London :: 1822 [-1823].
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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 The Bibliotheca Spenceriana. By The Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, F.R.S. S.A. Librarian To His Lordship. - London:: 1822.