Date Published: 1834
2-3/4 x 4-1/2 inch Free franked signed postal cover (front panel) in very good condition , mounted, with JSG 1832 7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inch B&W engraving in very good condition, Written and dated September 21,1834 just two months before his death.
George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer KG PC FRS FSA, styled Viscount Althorp from 1765 to 1783, was a British Whig politician. He notably served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents. He ordered Nelson to the Mediterranean.
Over a thirty-five year period from 1788 he, created one of the greatest private libraries in the world. He was one of a small group of aristocratic book collectors - bibliomaniacs they called themselves - who spent vast sums competing to acquire early and rare printed books. Quoted from University of Manchester Library web page.