19 December 2002
ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A History of The University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh for Ackermann, 1815.
2 volumes, 4o (330 x 265 mm). Half-titles, 4pp. subscribers' list. Engraved portrait of the Duke of Gloucester and 95 hand-colored plates comprising 64 aquatint views by Stadler, Havell, Bluck and others after Pugin, Mackenzie, Westall and others, 15 hand-colored stipple and line engraved costume plates and 16 hand-colored stipple and line engraved portraits of the founders of the various colleges (some spotting, soiling and offsetting to text and plates). Nineteenth-century red morocco, gilt-ruled and -lettered on spines, edges, gilt, by Bumpus (some light rubbing and soiling).
FIRST EDITION, later issue with watermarks dated 1835. Abbey Scenery 80; Tooley 4. (2)
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