London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1814.
First edition. Stipple engraved portrait of the Chancellor, Lord Grenville, 64 hand-colored aquatints engraved by Bluck, Hill, Stadler and others after Pugin, Mackenzie, Westall, et al, and 17 colored line and stipple engraved costume plates of university figures in their academic garb by Aagar after Uwins; I: xxv, , 275,  pp.: II: , 262,  pp. 2 vols. 13-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Fine Early Copy of Ackermann's Oxford. Bound in full antiqued brown calf, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, some offsetting of plates, foxing to Grenville plate, but a fine, otherwise unfoxed, handsome copy. Tooley 5; Abbey Scenery 280. Item #214470
An early copy. The list of plates in vol. I is the first state (it does not list the portraits of Founders; this copy does not include the Founders). Plate 1, vol.1, is mislabeled “History of Cambridge” and plate 50 bears the May 1, 1814 date — both are Abbey's first states. Plates 15, 39, 74, 78, 84 and 94 are Abbey's second state. There are 6 watermarked plates, each bearing the date 1812, and the half-title is present in both volumes.
A fine, early copy of Ackermann's monumental survey of the great university.
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