A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. Rudolph Ackermann.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.
(Ackermann, Rudolph)

A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings.

London: For R. Ackermann by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 1814. Two 4to volumes. xxv, 275, (vi); (x), 262, (vi)pp. First edition, of a rarer issue inclusive of the thirty-three plates of Founders portraits. These, alongside the volume's regularly issued slate of aquatints and stipple and black & white engravings, brings the total number of plates to 114, showing not only the minds behind the University but also many views of its storied architecture and iconic surrounding scenes. Composed by a number of artists, including Buck, Hill, and Stadler, the depictions are as much an homage to the University itself as they are to the legacy of British book illustration. Includes among the front matter a list of subscribers, an introduction by the publisher, and a dedication to the then-current chancellor of the University, Lord William Wyndham Grenville. Plates follow the order in Abbey with plate 20 found in Volume II and plates 98 and 98a in Volume I. Of the ten plates on which state is noted, three are in the first state. The watermarked paper originates from prior to the publication date. Bound in full burgundy morocco, with flourished tooling in blind and in gold on covers and spine. Minor wear to hinges and some general rubbing. Trace instances of foxing inside, dampstain to inner edge of the Chancellor's portrait, affecting adjacent pages but not intruding on the portrait itself, as well as the expected offsetting from plates for lack of tissue guards. Near fine. Item #30691

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