ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster; with the Charter-House, the schools of St.Paul's, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, and Rugby, and the Free-School of Christ's Hospital. London: L. Harrison for R. Ackermann, 1816 [watermarked 1812-1816]. 4° (338 x 274mm). 2pp. subscribers' list. 48 hand-coloured plates (44 aquatint views by Havell, Stadler, Bluck and others after Westall, Mackenzie, Pugin and others, 4 stipple and line engraved costume plates), extra-illustrated with six cut-down and mounted portrait mezzotints of the founders of six of the schools. 20th-century red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers panelled and with a large lozenge shape, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in two the others with elaborate repeat pattern of styllised foliage, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, third issue. Abbey Scenery 440; Tooley 3.
Rudolph ACKERMANN (publisher). The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its antiquities and monuments. London: L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh for R. Ackermann, 1812 [watermarked 1811-1836]. 2 volumes, 4° (336 x 274mm). 7pp. list of suscribers. Engraved plan and portrait of William Vincent, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece to vol.II and 80 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Bluck, Sutherland and others after Pugin, Uwins, Mackenzie and others. (Half-titles lacking.) 20th-century brown morocco gilt by Bayntun (Riviere), covers with strapwork design surrounding large central blocked arabesque, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in two, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. A FINE SET OF A LATER ISSUE, with late watermarks and late issue of frontispiece to vol.II. Abbey Scenery 213; Tooley 2. (3)