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The Pendarves copy of the first edition of Ackermann's Oxford

Title
A History of The University of Oxford, its colleges, halls, and public buildings. In two volumes.
Author
ACKERMANN, Rudolph
Publisher
for R. Ackermann, by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh,
Publication place
London
Publication date
1814.
Price
SOLD
Reference
1945

Description

2 volumes, quarto (345 by 282 mm). 115 hand-coloured aquatint plates, including the portraits of founders in line and stipple with aquatint backgrounds, and costume plates coloured line- and stipple-engraving, with half-titles and list of subscribers, nineteenth century diced russia, covers decorated in blind and gilt tooled borders, spine in 6 compartments separated by raised bands richly gilt, lettered in gilt in the second and fifth compartment, upper cover to volume one detached, bookplate of "E.W. Wynne Pendarves", all edges gilt.

Notes

First edition of Ackermann's famous history of Oxford, complete with the academic dress and founders plates.

Bibliography

Tooley 5; Abbey Scenery 280.