ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The Microcosm of London, 3 vol., 1808-1810
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ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The Microcosm of London, 3 vol., 1808-1810
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ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH)
The Microcosm of London, 3 vol., first edition, half-titles, wood-engraved pictorial titles, engraved dedication leaves, 104 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin (watermarked 1806-1808, 2 small tears repaired to blank margin of plate 65), some offsetting from plates to text, occasional light spotting (mostly to titles), contemporary russia gilt, sides with wide decorative borders, skilfully rebacked with gilt panelled spines[Abbey, Scenery 212; Adams 99; Tooley 7], 4to (340 x 275mm.), R. Ackermann, [1808-1810]

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  • "One of the great colour-plate books... [which] should form the corner stone of any collection of books on this subject" (Tooley).
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