ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A History of the University of Oxford. London: L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh for R. Ackermann, 1814 [watermarked 1812]. 2 volumes. Half-titles, engraved portrait of Lord Grenville by H. Meyer after W. Owen, dedication, subscribers' list, 85 hand-coloured plates by Buck, Stadler, Hill and others after Pugin, Mackenzie, Westall and others; issue without the portraits of Founders. Plate order follows the Arrangement of Plates list bound in and not the order in Abbey, with pasted-on slip on New College Entrance Gate plate.
A History of the University of Cambridge. London: Harrison and Leigh for Ackermann, 1815 [watermarked 1808-1812]. 2 volumes. Half-titles, engraved portrait of the Duke of Gloucester, dedication, subscribers' list, Arrangement of Plates leaf not called for in Abbey, and 79 hand-coloured plates by artists and engravers as above. Issue without the portraits of the Founders. Text correction in pencil on one page.
The History of the Colleges, Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with the Charter-House, the Schools of St. Paul's, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free Schoool of Christ's Hospital. London: Harrison for Ackermann, 1816 [watermarked 1812-16]. Subscribers' list, 48 hand-coloured plates. Without the Arrangement of Plates leaf.
Together, 5 volumes, 4° (340 x 280mm). (Offsetting and occasional light spotting in all volumes, one plate in Oxford II with light bloom.) Uniform contemporary half red roan (light wear at extremities). Provenance: William Danby (1752-1833, of Swinton Park, Yorks.; armorial bookplate).
A HANDSOME, UNIFORMLY BOUND, SUBSCRIBER'S SET. The illustration on the catalogue cover shows Eton College Library. Abbey Scenery, 280, 80, 440. (5)