The History of The Abbey Church of St. Peter's, Its Antiquities and Monuments. Rudolph Ackermann.

The History of The Abbey Church of St. Peter's, Its Antiquities and Monuments

London: R. Ackermann, 1812. First edition. leather_bound. Vol.I, 330 pages, and Index. Vol.II, 275 pages, and Index. 35 x 30 cm. Eighty-three plates in all: one plan, one portrait uncolored, one colored line engraving, and eighty, exquisite, hand-colored aquatint plates after Mackenzie, A. Pugin, W.J. White, H. Villiers, et al. The text is by William Combe, who maintained a long relationship as a writer for Ackermann; more notable for his "Dr. Syntax," [Rowlandson] efforts. Complete with half-titles, list of subscribers, and Index. The first and second issues are distinguished mainly be the placement of the plates. ABBEY SCENERY 213. TOOLEY 2. Plates are bright and clean, offsetting to text opposite plates, scattered light text foxing, bookplates front cover paste-downs. Recased in modern, three quarter crushed slate morocco, black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, and marbled boards. Fine. 2 vols. Item #10823

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