ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH, publisher.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. London: for R. Ackermann, 1814.
Folio (397 x 313 mm). 2 volumes. , [ix]-xiv, , [vii]-viii, xxiii, , 275, ; , 262,  pp. 115 engraved plates, many of which are aquatint engravings. Period calf, covers with blind and gilt Greek key panels, rebacked preserving original gilt-decorated spines, a.e.g., gilt dentelles. Wanting half-titles, some light foxing, offset from some plates, each volume with wear to spine.
Provenance: Peter Bicknell (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, ONE OF 25 UNCOLORED COPIES WITH PROOF PLATES PRINTED ON MOUNTED INDIA PAPER. Tooley states: "Large-paper impressions of the Oxford plates have an incomparably beautiful sheen, a suffused rich glow and 'bloom,' that is absent from ordinary copies." Abbey Scenery 278, 279; Tooley 5.
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