• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A History of the University of Oxford. London: for R. Ackermann by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814.

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    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A History of the University of Oxford. London: for R. Ackermann by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh, 1814.
    2 volumes, 4o (320 x 270 mm). 6pp. subscribers' list. Engraved portrait of Lord Grenville by H. Meyer after W. Owen, 114 hand-colored plates (comprising 64 aquatint views by Bluck, Stadler, Hill and others after Pugin, Mackenzie, Westall and others, 17 hand-colored stipple- and line-engraved costume plates and 32 hand-colored stipple- and line- engraved portraits of the founders of the various colleges). (Lacks half-titles, small repaired tear to plate facing p. 247, some minor offsetting.) 19th-century style red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges; cloth slipcase. Provenance: David and Lulu Borowitz (bookplate, their sale, Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, 15 November 1977, lot 284).

    FIRST EDITION, plates 1, 50, 78 in first state, plates watermarked 1812, titles 1814. Abbey Scenery 280; Tooley 5.


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