ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its Antiquities and Monuments, 2 vol., 1812
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ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH) The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its Antiquities and Monuments, 2 vol., 1812
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ACKERMANN (RUDOLPH)
The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its Antiquities and Monuments, 2 vol., first edition, second issue, half-titles, engraved portrait and plan, 81 hand-coloured aquatint plates, some worming in lower inner margins of volume one (just within platemark of portrait and plan), some offsetting from plates to text, occasional spotting, bookplate of William F. Fowle Middleton of Shrubland Park, contemporary calf gilt, green morocco spines labels, g.e., a few small scuffmarks, one joint slightly weakened [Abbey, Scenery 213; Adams 108; Tooley 2], 4to (328 x 270mm.), R. Ackermann, 1812

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  • "A book that should be hightly rated both as an exhaustive pictorial record of the Abbey and for its individual architectural plates, beautifully composed and aquatintinted with the addition of discreet colour just sufficient to suggest the cloistered intimacy of sunlight filtered by lofty windows onto fretted stone, wood and metal" (Adams).
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