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Ackermann, Rudolph

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • The Microcosm of London. London: R. Ackermann, [1808-1810]
  • Paper
3 volumes, 4to (339 x 275mm), engraved dedication leaves, 104 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Bluck, Stadler and others after Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin, watermarks 1806-09, modern morocco-backed buckram, lacking half-titles, later endpapers, minor browning, spotting and offsetting, spines sunned

Literature

Abbey, Scenery 212; Tooley 7

Catalogue Note

"One of the great colour-plate books... The plates by Rowlandson and Pugin present an unrivalled picture of London in the early nineteenth century, of historic value, as many of the buildings no longer exist" (Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates). Plate 11 in first state, plates 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 18, 29, 39 in second state, plate 91 in third state 
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