LONDON ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The Microcosm of London, 3 vol.
Lot 93
LONDON ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The Microcosm of London, 3 vol.
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 13,182) inc. premium

Lot Details
LONDON
ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The Microcosm of London, 3 vol., first edition, 3 wood-engraved titles, 3 engraved dedication leaves and 104 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin (watermarked 1807-1809), some of the errata in volume one uncorrected, offsetting from plates and light browning to text, contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving original gilt spines, corners repaired [Abbey, Scenery 212; Tooley 7; Franklin 49-54], 4to (335 x 266mm.), R. Ackermann, 1808-1810

Footnotes

  • An attractive copy of this "most magnificent [book] in artistic scope, admirable from its encyclopaedic readiness to guide us through all aspects of life concealing little... A good copy of the Microcosm is a fine work indeed, first among Ackermann's major books" (Franklin).
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