Lot 17
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Ackermann, Rudolph

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500 - 700 GBP
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Description

  • The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its Antiquities and Monuments. London: R. Ackermann, 1812 [but c.1816]
  • Paper
2 volumes, 4to (345 x 283mm.), half-titles, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, engraved portrait and plan, additional engraved title in volume 2, 80 hand-coloured aquatint plates, (watermarks from 1802 to 1816), red morocco-backed boards, minor browning, spotting and offsetting, bindings lightly rubbed

Literature

Abbey, Scenery 213

Catalogue Note

Plate 4 ("Aymer de Valance") signed F. Mackenzie instead of A. Pugin, which is usually considered a point proving first state.
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