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Ackermann, Rudolph (Publisher)
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6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Ackermann, Rudolph (Publisher)
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Library of Jacques Levy

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Ackermann, Rudolph (Publisher)

A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. In Two Volumes. London: L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh for R. Ackermann, 1814

2 volumes, large 4to (15 5/16 x 12 in.; 388 x 305 mm), large paper copy. Additional engraved title on vellum by Thomas Tomkins, engraved portrait of Lord Grenville, 114 hand-colored plates including 64 aquatint views (all in three states except  no. 25 Queens College Chapel which is in two states, no. 38 New College/ Magdalen College entrance gates in two states,  and no. 98 Porch of St. Mary/ Staircase Christ Church in four), 17 stipple and line-engraved costume plates (in two states) and 33 stipple and line-engraved portraits of founders (in two states); occasional light marginal spotting especially on uncolored plates, text leaves lightly browned. Handsome antique red straight-grain morocco, decorated in gilt and blind in a panel design with central lozenge, spine gilt, all edges gilt, red silk placeholders; extremities rubbed.


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Literature

Abbey, Scenery 279; Tooley 5

Catalogue Note

An extraordinary copy, with the plates in multiple states, in a beautiful binding.

The Library of Jacques Levy

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New York