ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH, publisher.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: R. Ackermann, 1814.
2 volumes. Folio (355 x 280 mm). xiv, , xxv, 275,  pp; , 262,  pp. Half-titles. Frontispiece portrait of Lord Grenville and 114 hand-colored aquatint plates. Period green morocco with red cover panels, raised bands, gilt tooled decorative spines. Rebacked with original spine laid down, light offsetting from plates, chip to blank bottom corner of p 131, free-endpapers wrinkled, some rubbing to boards.
Provenance: John Lord Sheffield (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, WITH PORTRAITS OF FOUNDERS AND UNIVERSITY COSTUME PLATES, half-titles present, both states of List of Plates, "Cambridge" misprint on plate 1, and Tooley's first issue points f, g, & j. Abbey Scenery 280; Tooley 5.