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

Published: R. Ackermann

Date: 1814

2 vols., bound without the half-titles, Advertisment slip in vol. i, aquatinted frontispieces and 62 plates, and 17 line and stipple plates of University costume, all hand coloured, uncoloured stipple engraved portrait, some offsetting of plates to text (as usual), 2 plates bound not according to the Arrangement but in more logical places, small flaw in the colouring on (the half-page) Magdalen College Entrance plate, the first 2 plates (after the frontispiece) creased, title to Magdalen College Entrance (the full-page plate) supplied in MS,pp. [iii-] xiv, xxv, 275, [6, Index]; [iii-iv], 26, [6, Index], 4to, contemporary half Russia, rebacked in a closely matching calf, spine gilt, repairs to corners and head of spine of vol. ii, good

The plates are good and clean, albeit many are offset onto the text, sometimes quite heavily. A subscriber’s copy, that of James Ingram, (1774–1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, ‘best known for his admirable Memorials of Oxford’ (ODNB). This Ackermann was among a large quantity of books bequeathed to Trinity College, Oxford.


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